Breakfast links: Smile or frown
Photo by Jay Tamboli on Flickr.
Smile for the camera:
Metro plans to add security cameras
to a small number of its rail cars, but could add cameras to all cars eventually. (Examiner)
DOES was overpaying for job training
for years, sometimes at twice the rate of Maryland and Virginia. Also, some contractors DOES worked with are in legal trouble for improper use of funds. (WAMU)
Mark Center traffic not yet bad:
Traffic disruptions caused by the Mark Center have not been as dire as initially predicted
, but not everyone has moved in yet. VDOT continues to work on upgrades, but in the meantime there is a cap of 2000 parking spots. (Post)
Have an extra room?:
Some people are making extra money by renting out rooms, apartments, or houses for short times on services like Airbnb, but in DC strict rental laws
require a business license, permits and more. (Urban Turf)
MWAA opening up a little:
The Airports Authority will reform its bylaws
to be more transparent, including posting meeting agendas and notices online, which it to date does not do. (Examiner) ... How about video of the meetings next?
Share the road in bright colors:
An infographic by Arlington shows drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians how to coexist safely
on the streets, not just in Arlington. (BikeArlington)
Artomatic is back
after a three year break. (DCist) ... A billionaire philanthropist donates $7.5 million
to fix the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument. (Post) ... Microsoft could scare people away
from traveling through less affluent areas. (TNAC)
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