Breakfast links: Where's the money?
It's a start for South Cap, MoCo BRT: DDOT got $68 million in federal money to purchase land for a South Capitol Street bridge rebuild, which would ultimately cost $806 million. (DCMud) ... A Rockefeller grant provideed $260,000 to plan Montgomery's BRT system; it would cost $2.5 billion to build. (Post)
ICC has made Maryland "road-poor": The ICC has seriously strained Maryland's transportation finances, tying up large amounts of funding and making further road or transit projects unlikely. If federal transportation spending declines or ICC toll revenues fall short of expectations, that problem can further worsen. (Post)
Supermarket tax credit is fishy: Many supermarkets that qualify for DC's tax credit for aren't applying, while some ineligible ones got the exemption aimed at underserved areas. Would a mobile grocery get extra credit? (City Paper, Atlantic Cities)
McKay "likely" off WMATA Board for Dyke: Fairfax will likely lose a seat on the WMATA Board, and Arlington's voting rep will become an alternate, when McDonnell appointee Jim Dyke joins. Riders should watch carefully to see if the board becomes less responsive, though Dyke has taken some good steps. (Examiner, Post)
Alternative waterfront plan untenable: Alexandria City staff rejected an alternative waterfront plan developed by a group opposed to current plans. Staff said the proposal is far more expensive and is mainly an attempt to stop growth. (Patch)
Where are the trees still bright?: Casey Trees created a map of DC street trees, filtered for species like pin oaks and ginkgos that retain color late into the fall.
And...: A 1978 Arlington bus map has a few differences from today. (BeyondDC) ... Authors of the report on the MLK Library accidentally used a picture of Silver Spring. (JUTP) ... Vienna gets new bike racks. (PlanItMetro)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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