Breakfast links: Fewer buses
Don't need BRT?: Montgomery County Planning staff thinks they don't need BRT for decades because the development won't be there until then. (Examiner)
Bye dangerous buses: USDOT has shut down 26 intercity bus companies including 2 "Chinatown" buses in DC as part of a safety crackdown in the wake of fatal crashes. (Bloomberg, Examiner, charlie)
Red Line was almost really red: A 1968 model of Judiciary Square station, created to visualize how the proposed Metro system would look, featured bright lighting and a "tomato-red" train. (Ghosts of DC)
NoMa gets a sort-of-park: The redevelopment of the Greyhound station in NoMa will create a public plaza in a widened median of L Street. It's not really the park NoMa is looking for, but it's better than nothing. (DCmud)
Cool house: DC's first "passive house," which is a house that requires very little heating and cooling, has almost been completed in Deanwood. The house is based off of a Solar Decathlon house that was originally built on the Mall. (UrbanTurf)
All not well with transpo bill: House Republicans might scuttle chances for a bipartisan transportation bill, especially the important Cardin-Cochran Amendment giving more localities control over their transportation spending. (Streetsblog, T4A)
Who is Michael Sindram?: If you've ever testified at a DC Council hearing, you probably know Michael Sindram. Now, you can know a lot more about him. (City Paper)
And...: Should bars be a factor in neighborhood LEED? (NRDC) ... Starting in July, you'll be able to ride a boat on the C&O Canal. (Patch) ... It's okay to keep filming in Union Square, in front of the Capitol. (DCist) ... If you buy a house, do you really become less likely to start a business? A UK study says so. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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