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WiFi to VRE?: VRE is looking at adding WiFi to its trains by 2015. In addition to giving service to riders, it would also help in safety and operations, potentially even saving money. (Examiner)
Ride On API on: Ride On has quietly added a developer interface to their real-time bus tracking. It's somewhat compatible with other systems, but not entirely, creating extra obstacles for developers. (Raschke on Transport)
Times are a changin': While demographics in Ward 5 have not shifted as fast as other parts of the city, that's about to change with new housing going up and several transit accessible plots available for development. Can Kenyan McDuffie prepare the community for this change? (RPUS)
Strip to mixed: A Fairfax strip mall is slated to become a five story mixed use development. While some residents support a mixed use development, others are concerned with the loss of a bookstore that's currently there. (WAMU)
Bollards unhelpful: Arlington is installing bollards on its trails which don't seem to be necessary. There haven't been any issues with encroaching cars any any of the locations, and the bollards could actually endanger cyclists. (CommuterPageBlog)
Purple Line needs gas: Maryland's rejection of a gas tax hike could delay the Purple Line. The state will likely have to choose between it and Baltimore's Red Line first, and delay the other for 5 years. (Post)
Bike LA: Biking is on the rise Los Angeles thanks to new infrastructure, high gas prices, congestion, and several large group rides. Also, friction between bikes and cars is likely blown out of proportion. (NYT)
And...: Mayor Gray is looking for restaurants for the St. Elizabeth's campus. (Washington Times) ... Take a tour Northern Virginia development projects. (Post) ... Is the Potomac not most endangered river after all? (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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