Breakfast links: Obligations
WV wants to keep MARC service: West Virginia may contribute to MARC to prevent a cut in service that will otherwise take effect July 16. The state used to pay some money for MARC, but stopped a few years ago. (Examiner)
Why the Silver Line survived: Silver Line foe Ken Reid became the swing vote for the project because the board agreed to specifically tax property owners who will benefit, and because of business support. But many in his party are angry. (Post)
Gray fills boards: Mayor Gray is picking up the pace in filling vacancies on DC's boards and commissions. 400 vacancies still remain, though some of those positions may be eliminated after a review. (Examiner)
CaBi rolls along: Arlington's Capital Bikeshare expansion will focus on Columbia Pike and Shrlington, and lower density along major bike trails. Stations may go up at the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery as well. (TheWashCycle)
Can't afford it anymore: Alexandria will attempt to sell the historic Old Health Department building for redevelopment as it's become too costly for the city to maintain. If they can't find a buyer, the building may need to be demolished. (Patch)
SF allows rear boardings: San Francisco's became the first North American transit system to allow all-door boarding everywhere. The first day appeared to be a success; Muni doesn't think many people evaded paying the fare. (SF Gate, HStreetLL)
California's loss is Northeast's gain: California will likely lose its High Speed Rail funding because it won't break ground in time. If it does, that money could go to the Northeast Corridor where plenty of good projects await. (Pedestrian Observations)
Planning heads for mayor!: The City Paper staff give their totally fantasy candidates for DC mayor, and not one but the last 2 DC planning heads (Harriet Tregoning and Ellen McCarthy) make the list (from Alex Baca and Lydia DePillis, of course).Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Some are pushing to limit sidewalk cycling
- Where is downtown Prince George's County?
- Endless zoning update delay hurts homeowners
- Metro bag searches aren't always optional