Breakfast links: More, more, more
More night buses, please: DC's voting reps on the WMATA board, Muriel Bowser and Tom Downs, want Metro to look into more late-night service. Night bus ridership has grown but there are often long waits between buses. (Post)
VRE gets stuffed: VRE sets record ridership, even though passengers have to pay more money out of pocket thanks to cuts in the transit benefit. There are now so many riders, some trains and parking lots are totally full. (Examiner)
Hoyer hates commuter tax: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) says there's no chance Congress will approve letting DC tax income earned in DC, like every other state can and Darrell Issa (R-CA) recently endorsed. He's so opposed, he also threatened to push to move federal jobs out of DC if it does. (Post)
Big box can be urban, or not: Big box retailers still push for suburban formats when they move into cities, but some cities are able to push for good urbanism. Unfortunately, with Walmart, DC largely missed its chance. (RPUS)
No transit is more dangerous: The tunnel in Bethesda that will ultimately house the Purple Line has had a string of robberies because it's not getting enough use. Ben Ross argues that building the light rail will make the tunnel safer. (WJLA)
Standards hamper New Haven: New Haven received federal funding to tear down a highway, but making its replacement pedestrian and bike friendly is proving to be difficult because of antiquated federal and state highway standards. (Streetsblog)
Sunroof for the subway?: While underground on a subway train, the view can be a bit boring. One London team is trying to fix that by showing a view of what's above ground on the train's ceiling. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: A map shows where the articulated buses are. (BeyondDC) ... LA turns a parking lot into wetland. (Living Principles) ... Could ghost cars, similar to ghost bikes, help prevent distracted driving? (Baltimore Spokes)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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