Breakfast links: Metro works
Photo by tracktwentynine on Flickr.
Metro cars look good:
Metro's 5000-series cars look just fine
according to inspectors. Metro is still investigating
why a piece fell off of a 5000-series car last week. (Examiner, Post)
Metro projects improve station access:
Metro has come up with its pedestrian and bike projects
for the next five years. The total cost is $25 million, but right now Metro only has $7 million in funding. (PlanItMetro)
MD Ave. plan improves land use, transit:
Maryland Avenue SW is currently dominated by office buildings, but a new plan would create a more mixed use corridor
with a multimodal transit hub at L'Enfant Plaza. (SWTLQTC)
Shady realtors of history:
In Capitol Hill, restorations were paired with segregation in the 1940s
. Real estate agents used scare tactics to push out black families, allowing agents to restore homes, and used different tactics to push out white families, allowing them to make shady home loans. (Sociology in My Neighborhood)
Work around the alcohol:
Corner stores and delis are trying to work around
DC's Class B alcohol license moratorium by applying for a Class A license but voluntarily restricting their activities to Class B. (Park View DC)
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