Breakfast links: Ambition
District of conservation: Calling for 250,000 more residents, 75% of travel done by transit, walking or biking, fishable rivers and more, Mayor Gray's 20-year sustainability plan is nothing if not ambitious. Gray will unveil the full plan later today. (Post)
Slow down in MoCo: Montgomery County will add more traffic cameras on busy roads, partly to avoid drivers slowing for the camera and racing off after they've passed. (Examiner)
Bus driver has meningitis: A bus driver has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, and Metro is taking the bus he drove out of service to be "thoroughly sanitized." The other buses in its barn will also be sanitized. The driver last drove the 52 and 54 last Friday morning. (Post)
Metro defibrillators get an outside look: The Tri-State Oversight Committee will review Metro's defibrillator inspection practices to ensure inspections are occurring properly and no units suffer a dead battery, as occurred last week. (Examiner)
Buy your own communion wine: If DC allowed alcohol to be sold on Sunday, it would bring in $710,000 to the city. Councilmember Graham proposed it as an alternative revenue source in place of keeping bars open until 4am. (Post)
Service eases the parking search: Parking Panda has launched in DC, allowing drivers to search for and reserve registered parking spaces. Though it will start for just some lots, anyone can register their driveway or alley. (Post)
Rollin north: Montgomery County Planning Director Rollin Stanley has been hired by Calgary, Alberta, to head its 800-strong planning department. He ends his tenure at Montgomery County next month. (Patch)
And...: Rosslyn's bikeshare system will double in size this week. (BeyondDC) ... Park Police ticketing cyclists at Hains Point for running stop signs. (TBD) ... Mitt Romney was once a smart-growth governor, but would he be a smart-growth president? (Grist) ... The MBTA will try smartphone ticketing on its commuter rail. (WSJ)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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