Breakfast links: CaBi to the Mall and the store
The Mall may get 5 CaBi stations: NPS proposes CaBi stations for the Smithsonian Metro and near the Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and FDR/MLK memorials. (WABA) ... DC's Bicycle Advisory Committee mapped the spots, but worries about the lack of stations east of 12th Street.
Walmart may add stations too: Walmart has signed a community benefits agreement with DC. It includes a Transportation Demand Management provision possibly to include Capital Bikeshare stations, bus shelters, or electric car charging. (WBJ)
But is it enforceable?: The Walmart CBA, however, is also entirely unenforceable, being "subject and contingent upon business conditions." It includes provisions for job training and minority hiring but no wage or benefit requirements above the current legal minimums. Also, Walmart will not sell guns or ammunition. (Post)
Montgomery curfew dead for now: The proposed youth curfew doesn't have the votes to pass the county council. (Examiner) ... Council members are still debating the issue in light of Saturday's shoplifting mob. (HuffPo)
Franklin Shelter? Not so fast: Occupy protestors' demands that the District revert the Franklin School to a homeless shelter may be an unsafe idea. The building's extreme levels of lead and asbestos make it unsafe for human use. (City Paper)
Food stamps up, not down: An Examiner article last week said the number of DC households on food stamps dropped last year, but DCFPI says they're using less accurate data, and USDA shows the number up 17%.
Arlington eyes office building: The county wants to buy an office building in Courthouse for county offices and a homeless shelter. The move would permit Arlington to redevelop the Court Square West building into a more vibrant project. (Post)
Ehrlich blames everyone else: Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich blames his 2010 election loss on high turnout among the state's black voters. He says he was unfairly associated with Tea Partiers and racists. (Post)
And...: A Virginia delegate wants to block Silver Line funding over issues that other state leaders already resolved. (Examiner) ... DC offers drivers few specialty tags; Virginia offers 180. (DCist) ... The DMV is doing its part to combat HIV infection rates. (Post) ... Metro map designer Lance Wyman will now tackle Union Station. (City Paper)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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