Breakfast links: Suburban moods
Tysons, a transit and walking wasteland: Until the Silver Line opens, Tysons Corner has poses a daunting challenge to workers who want to take transit or just walk somewhere. (Post)
Arlington isn't going anywhere: BRAC and Tysons may draw some business out of Arlington, but with many residents, workers and transit options, Arlington business leaders say they already are the urban village that Tysons aspires to be. (Examiner)
Toll builders pay to play: Toll road builders have been donating large sums to Virginia candidates. These companies are also seeking or have gotten lucrative private road contracts from the state. (Virginia Statehouse News)
Georgetown v. neighbors v. Post: Georgetown neighbors respond to the points in a recent pro-GU Post editorial on the campus plan. (Georgetown Dish) ... Georgetown Metropolitan wonders why GU waited so long to roll out some positive initiatives.
AdMo streetscape not pleasing all: Some Adams Morgan businesses want more aid from the city to mitigate impacts from the streetscape. And others protested cutting down trees (which will be replaced) by dressing up as a tree. (Huffington Post, DCist)
Cost of housing up: Despite nationwide problems in the housing market, DC continues to see prices increase. Leading the nation, Washington area home prices rose 1.6 percent from July to August. (WBJ)
NVTC still waiting for capital money: The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission has gotten most of its money from the state after an agreement last week over board membership. But nearly $8 million in capital funds is still in the mail. (Post)
And...: More students and parents are satisfied with the direction of DC schools. (Examiner) ... Two suspects from a late-night murder on the W4 bus were arrested in Orlando. (Post) ... Former State's Attorney Glen Ivey may challenge Donna Edwards in Maryland's new 4th Congressional District. (Baltimore Sun) ... Snow Saturday? (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- The Dutch government is trolling DC over marijuana, bike lanes, and streetcars
- Terrorism fear takes over security at the Library of Congress
- 33% of Metro rail trips stay within one city or county. Where are they?
- How two families dealt with Metro problems and other transportation options in the snow
- 2.5 minutes of extra walking is not nothing
- Cities worldwide are building beautiful, landmark pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Could Georgetown be next?
- DC like Amsterdam? We can only hope