Breakfast links: Millions
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CaBi tops 1.5 million rides:
Capital Bikeshare has provided 1.5 million trips
since its start less than a year and a half ago. Its success has made CaBi a model for the rest of the country. (TBD)
Metro admits blame:
Metro and three equipment manufacturers will admit liability
for the first time publicly for the Fort Totten crash. The admission allows WMATA to avoid costly courtroom litigation. (Examiner)
More seats for NoVa on transpo board:
A bill that just passed the Virginia House would allocate more seats to Northern Virginia
on the Commonwealth Transportation Board, giving the area more control over transportation dollars. (Examiner)
Old is the new green:
While new LEED-certified buildings are great, using existing buildings can be even greener. Numerous buildings in the area have undergone retrofits
in recent years and another one is about to start
, converting two old EPA buildings in Southwest into residential. (City Paper, SWTLQTC)
One way around a height limit:
Architects have designed a zero-foot tall, 65-story "earth-scraper"
for Mexico City. The underground building would allow lots of density without violating the city's 8-story height limit. (Daily Mail)
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