Breakfast links: Car free or not
Car free in DC: The number of cars registered in DC hasn't grown even as the population has. The economy may be a factor, as well as new housing near transit and car sharing. (Examiner)
More parking for beer garden?: Arlington wants to fine a local beer garden for not having enough free parking, but they appear to be quoting from guidelines and not laws. (The Green Miles)
Poverty less concentrated: Fewer kids in DC live in concentrated pockets of poverty than ten years ago thanks partially to new wealthier residents moving into formerly high poverty neighborhoods. Though DC is still tenth worst in the nation for children living in high poverty neighborhoods. (Examiner)
Transit for seniors: As baby boomers age age, transit systems will have to change to accommodate them. WMATA already has an extensive network, priority seating for the elderly, and accessible facilities, but elevator breakdowns cause problems. (Post)
Speed job interviews: Needing to hire 2,000 people from escalator mechanics to operators for the Silver Line, WMATA is turning to speed dating menthods for interviews, where candidates talk with hiring managers in 5-minute sessions. (Examiner)
Incentives contribute to breakdowns: An anonymous source says Metro yards send out trains which already are having problems in order to meet their own internal metrics. Then, the trains break down, causing rush hour snarls. (Unsuck DC Metro)
And...: Arlington looks to overhaul urban farming laws. (Sun Gazette) ... Metro Transit Police help save a bald eagle inside the track fence near the Van Dorn Street station. (Examiner) ... What do people build in the Lego room at the National Building Museum? (TNAC) ... L'Enfant Plaza's underground mall may get a glassy entrance. (City Paper)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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