Breakfast links: Patience is a virtue
Slower speeds may come to DC: Muriel Bowser wants to lower residential speed limits in from 25 to 15 mph. Slower speeds reduce the number and severity of injuries to pedestrians hit by drivers. And Mary Cheh proposes a new rule about stopping at crosswalks. (DCist)
Bag fee increases shoplifting?: Some Safeways now check your receipt after you check out. Safeway blames the bag fee, saying more people bringing reusable bags means some use them to shoplift. Commenters are skeptical. (City Paper)
One man owes $17 million in back taxes: The District placed a tax lein on the house of a Chevy Chase man they say owes the city $17 million in back taxes. The next-highest alleged tax delinquent owes the District a far smaller sum of $856,439. (Post)
Bike "garage" slated for Franconia: WMATA plans an indoor bike parking facility at Franconia-Springfield, as part of a new garage. Rates will be lower overnight, to encourage reverse commuters to ride from the Metro to a nearby office. (FABB)
Struggle on the waterfront: Some Alexandrians opposed the city's plan for waterfront redevelopment say the city doesn't listen to them. The city's acting manager says opponents are confusing 'listen' with 'agree.' (Post)
BRAC bits: DoD awarded our area $269 million for transportation upgrades to alleviate the congestion from BRAC. ... Fairfax officials are unhappy with a delay in building a new road near Fort Belvoir after the project had to be re-bid. (Examiner)
Utah entitled to Arizona highways: I-15 connects UT and NV via a 30-mile route through a nearly uninhabited corner of Arizona. Arizona wants to toll the highway to fund repairs since it serves few Arizonans. Utah's governor is unhappy. (LA Times)
And...: Sekou Biddle will challenge Vincent Orange in April's primary. (DCist) ... A speed bump creates electricity from passing cars. (SmartPlanet) ... GSA may stop building due to cuts. (Federal Times) ... This year's Metro repair money passes the Senate. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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