Breakfast links: Time to start planning for growth
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Tysons Corner does its part:
Over the coming decades, Tysons Corner will grow significantly
to double it job base and increase its population six-fold. The growth would be impossible without the Silver Line. (Streetsblog)
Cross the virtual tunnel:
At noon today, WMATA will activate the Farragut Crossing
virtual tunnel. SmarTrip customers will have 30 minutes to transfer along the street. The crossing will relieve pressure on Metro Center as a transfer station. (Examiner)
Trail costs jump:
Cost estimates for rebuilding the Capital Crescent Trail alongside the Purple Line jumped from $65 million to $103 million
. Fitting the trains and the trail into the existing tunnel in Bethesda consumes nearly half of the cost. (Post)
Shout it from the treetops:
Residents in one Fairfax neighborhood don't like the county's plan
to let a private company build a "treetop adventure" in Riverbend Park. Critics say the county has become too desperate to raise money in parks. (Examiner)
Movie popcorn gets even more expensive:
Mayor Gray has proposed a 5% tax
on theater concessions. The money would be used to lure a theater east of the Anacostia and to lure big movie studios to film in DC. (WBJ)
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