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Buses need a home: After being rebuffed from the Walter Reed site, WMATA is looking to buy land in DC for a new bus garage to replace aging ones in Friendship Heights and on 14th Street. (City Paper)
Nothing can get approval: 2 review boards in Georgetown disagree on what design they'd like for a GU athletic facility. One wanted something taller with less footprint, the other wants the reverse, and the project is "ping-ponging" back and forth. (Current)
Fare hikes likely a go: The WMATA board will likely approve a fare hike later today that would raise bus and rail fares as well as parking rates. The increases go into effect July 1, giving Metro time to update signs and fare gates. (Post)
Good for now: As the economy leaves some areas vacant, temporary uses can bring activity and people to an otherwise empty space. DC is starting to catch on to the trend with ideas like the Fairgrounds and LUMEN8Anacostia. (City Paper)
To err is human: It looks as though human error may be to blame for Tuesday's Blue Line derailment near Rosslyn. The operator and a crew apparently did not properly fix a faulty switch. (Post)
Green plan not black and white: Councilmember Orange claims some African-Americans are "scared to death" of being displaced as a result of Mayor Gray's new sustainability plan. Orange also worried about adding more residents when it "takes 45 minutes to get downtown." (City Paper)
Hine is fine: One group is calling on Tommy Wells use his influence to make the Hine project smaller. The arguments the group make are specious, and councilmembers also ought not interfere in the land use process. (RPUS)
But DC gave LivingSocial one!: Montgomery County Council staff suggests rejecting a tax break for Lockheed Martin. Ike Leggett claims the particular hotel tax in question should not apply to Lockheed. (Examiner)
Glen Echo loses last streetcar: NPS sold the last streetcar from Glen Echo Park's front gate to a Cheverly firm that plans on restoring it. NPS says they couldn't raise money to preserve it. At least one resident thinks they didn't reach out to the community enough. (Gazette, Robert Dyer)
Or just drive more safely?: Someone is vandalizing property to mark speed cameras, but MPD says the locations aren't secret. (WUSA9) ... A physicist puts math to work to get out of a stop sign ticket. (Buzz Blog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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