Weekend links: Pluses and minuses
Meet "Rush Plus": Metro will call its new rush service pattern "Rush Plus." The change will add more Orange and Yellow line trains during rush hour. (TBD)
Less entrance, more closing: Since closing the south entrance at Dupont Circle, Metro has twice needed to shut off access to the station entirely, once to prevent overcrowding when a train had to be offloaded and once for a false fire alarm. (Examiner)
No decision on campus plan: The Zoning Commission put off its anticipated decision on Georgetown's campus plan. Commissioners seemed uncomfortable with forcing all students to live in campus, as the Office of Planning recommended. (City Paper)
No more fund: Tommy Wells has decided to close his constituent services fund to set a better ethical example. Richard Layman suggests turning the fund over to Ward 6 residents as an exercise in participatory democracy.
Cities should pay more?: Two rural Maryland state state senators want to make urban areas of the state pay more tax in order to fund transit. (Patch)
Super walkability: Some journalists have praised Indianapolis for it's walkable downtown location for the Super Bowl. They appreciated not having to drive everywhere, unlike previous Super Bowls. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: The MLK Memorial "drum major" quote will be fixed in about a year if NPS can get the funds. (DCist) ... DDOT will will replace ugly signs which mixed up fonts. (Post) ... The University of Maryland wants to help employees live closer to campus. (Patch)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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