Breakfast links: Rolling in
Arlington chooses streetcars: Arlington approved the Columbia Pike streetcar in a late-night County Board session. Having selected the streetcar as the "locally preferred option," Arlington can now seek funding for the project. (BeyondDC)
Too white to be mayor?: Although the sentiment has eased over the past decade, many DC residents think it's important to have a black mayor. Candidates Jack Evans and Tommy Wells face a difficult route to election. (Post)
Housing Authority looks for breach: DC's Housing authority has announced a policy review after news that Mayor Gray's 2010 campaign used a list of public housing residents. It is not yet clear how the campaign acquired the list. (Post)
Georgetown University comes downtown: Georgetown University has found a location for a satellite campus downtown, near Mount Vernon Square. The new campus will house Georgetown's 1,100-student School of Continuing Studies. (Georgetown Metropolitan)
Groupon kills business?: Back Alley Waffles, a restaurant in Shaw, claims that it was put out of business by Groupon, which took too long in reimbursing the waffle restaurant for a discount run by Groupon. (DCist)
New York City opens remedial bike classes: New York City has introduced a class on bike-riding laws as a sentencing option for minor traffic infractions. Would Washington benefit from similar enforcement and reeducation? (NYT)
And...: A street in Columbus, Ohio passes over a highway with a shop-lined street, similar to the proposal for the Southwest Ecodistrict. (BeyondDC)... Mayor Gray will announce a grading system for the District's agencies. (Examiner)... Traffic projections are never as accurate as they claim to be. (Streetsblog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money
- ICC losing bus service in classic bait and switch
- Can Loudoun grow while protecting its rural areas?
- Silver Spring mall could get massive facelift, new name