Breakfast links: Silver gets more green
Photo by wfyurasko on Flickr.
McDonnell OK's Dulles Rail contribution:
Governor Bob McDonnell approved a $150 million contribution
for the second phase of the Silver Line, but expressed concerns about MWAA's compliance with a law giving Virginia more seats on its board. (Post)
Dulles tolls up:
Tolls on the Dulles Toll road increased 25 cents
yesterday. The increase will go to toll road maintenance as well as the Silver Line. (WAMU)
DC murders down, PG up:
The number of homicides in DC hit its lowest level since 1963
. Prince George's County's homicides edged up. (Post)
MoCo bag fee starts:
A new 5¢ bag surcharge took effect January 1
in Montgomery County. The law resembles DC's, but includes shops that don't sell food. (Post)
Metrobus crashes rarely fatal:
Metrobus drivers are involved in about six collisions a day
, however very few of them are fatal. Last week's fatal crash was the first since Spetember 2008. (Examiner)
Gyms move up:
Gyms have traditionally been a great fit for underground spaces but some gyms are taking
upper levels or even street level space. (Post)
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