Breakfast links: Pass on the gas
Wheaton Costco may not get gas: Marc Elrich wants to prohibit gas stations close to parks and schools. His bill largely targets the Wheaton Costco, where residents say an environmental analysis is overlooks many impacts. (Gazette)
H Street gets gas: H Street residents haven't been able to stop a gas station at 14th and Maryland NE. They say it doesn't fit with the neighborhood's direction and the Public Space Committee rejected plans in the past, but now the station's owners have a design that passes regulatory muster. (City Paper)
Bus grows at rail's expense: With Metrorail becoming less attractive and more expensive, bus ridership seems to be growing. Real-time arrival boards, expected for 2013, would only accelerate the trend. (TBD)
Silver Line not a priority outside NoVa: Only 32% of Virginians believe the Silver Line is important to the state but 67% of Northern Virginians do, according to a survey. Also, most of Virginia does not favor tax hikes for infrastructure. (Post)
CaBi is infrastructure: Mayor Gray vociferously defended Capital Bikeshare in an exchange with a radio producer who thought DC's system should have private sponsorship and consequently higher costs. (TBD)
Bad bike citations are common: WABA reviewed all citations for bicyclists "riding abreast" and found not a single example where the cited cyclists were actually violating the law as written. They conclude officers need more training on bike laws.
Community survey cut: The House of Representatives voted to eliminate the American Community Survey, an important supplement to the census that helps communities across the country understand the needs of their residents. (Huffington Post, Matt T.)
And...: Moving young people to the suburbs isn't a solution to the affordable housing problem. (City Paper) ... The DC region has some mighty burdensome regulations on businesses and small contractors. (Examiner) ... Metro is up $20 million this year thanks to energy savings from manual train driving. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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