Breakfast links: New uses for old buildings
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Lincoln Theatre gets new management:
Mayor Gray has a plan to rescue the Lincoln Theatre
. The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will appoint a creative director to forge a new vision for the District-owned venue. (City Paper)
Abortion provision kills nascent bill:
District leaders have rejected a bill
from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) that would permit the city to skip Congressional assent to spend its own money. Issa had inserted an anti-abortion provision. (Post)
Montgomery wants inside-the-Beltway CaBi:
Montgomery County plans to apply for a state grant to put bike sharing from Friendship Heights to Medical Center and Takoma Park to Wheaton. There's a public meeting
on Tuesday, November 29.
Tregoning shows NYC how it's done:
Harriet Tregoning schools New York
on why it should follow DC's lead and reduce parking minimums. Minimums still remain in most of the city, even where huge majorities of people ride transit. (Streetsblog)
Speedier bus increases ridership:
While ridership in Manhattan has declined, one route, the M15, has enjoyed an increase
. The difference is that the M15 uses exclusive lanes and requires payment before
boarding, thus speeding up service. (Atlantic)
Metro goes after bike thieves:
Metro Transit Police are using a bait bike to catch
bicycle thieves. Bike thefts at stations increased sharply last year. (Examiner)
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