Morning links: More aftermath
A week to power?: Hundreds of thousands still don't have power and it could be a week or more until its restored. That means no air conditioning on very hot days this week, many traffic lights out, and closings across the region. (Post)
Ads for CaBi: DDOT is seeking bids for an advertising contract for 128 Capital Bikeshare stations that would give them $1 million and 50% of advertising profits. The money would help pay for operations and expansion. (Examiner)
No streetcar for affordable housing?: Arlington County Board Vice-Chair Walter Tejada fears the proposed streetcar on Columbia Pike may eliminate affordable housing along the corridor and that "transit-oriented development has been cruel" to low income people. (Arlington Mercury)
How to succeed in public housing: Building community, including retail, and giving a sense of ownership to residents can help public housing succeed. (RPUS)
Fewer foreclosure sales: As part of a larger nationwide trend, recent data reveals that the number of foreclosure sales in the DC area for the first half of 2012 is down significantly versus the same period in 2011. (UrbanTurf)
VA police staying secret: Virginia lawmarkers don't seem very interested in opening up information about police investigations. Even years after any action, police refuse to divulge what they did or didn't find and the law seems unlikely to change. (WAMU)
Dominion dabs: Sand Box John documents the state of Silver Line construction. ... One reporter reviews and interprets public art in Arlington. (City Paper) ... Alexandria looks to sell a piece of city-owned land for a possible mixed-use redevelopment. (Patch)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Metro bag searches aren't always optional
- Young kids try to assault me while biking
- Focus transportation on downtown or neighborhoods?
- Endless zoning update delay hurts homeowners
- Redeveloping McMillan is the only way to save it
- DDOT agrees to repave 15th Street cycle track
- Vienna Metro town center won't have a town center