Breakfast links: Is it ethical?
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Catania making $240K from electric contractor:
David Catania is now earning twice as much
as an electrical contractor executive than he gets from taxpayers. He did recuse himself from votes on electrical licensing. He defends the practice of making outside income, saying it expands the pool of people who can run for office. (Post)
Is Metro friendly for kids?:
Metro has many kid-friendly features
, including elevators and free rides for small children. But some policies are tough for school groups, and many riders don't defer to kids for elevator space. (Post)
Beware confusing SmarTrip balance readouts:
SmarTrip changes are confusing some commuters
because when you load your SmartBenefits, the faregate only show the balance on 1 of the 3 "purses." You can see all 3 balances online. (Post)
Contractor, MWAA dispute Silver Line delays:
MWAA accuses the construction consortium building phase 1 of the Silver Line of hiding construction delays
so it can win the contract for phase 2. (Examiner)
Megabus in, tour buses out:
Megabus will start using the Union Station bus garage
, displacing tour buses which will have to travel to more distant satellite lots and pay more for parking. Or will they just idle in public space? (City Paper)
Residents disagree on Adams Morgan's future:
Should Adams Morgan be a neighborhood retail district or a regional nightlife destination? This fundamental disagreement drives many of the neighborhood's acrimonious debates
. (City Paper)
DC urges WMATA to hire more residents:
Mayor Gray is dissatisfied that only 14% of WMATA employees are DC residents. DOES, the District's employment agency, is now connecting WMATA
with pre-screened job candidates. (Washington Times)
Light rail to Charles Co?:
Officials in PG and Charles counties are pushing for a light rail line from the Branch Avenue Metro to Charles County. However, competing with the Purple Line and Baltimore's Red Line for state money will be difficult
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