Breakfast links: How to revitalize
Police adapt to changing neighborhoods: DC's police are developing a plan, with tactics like a surge of officers, to respond to changes in revitalizing neighborhoods. Crime has fallen but changed form in places like NoMa and H Street NE. (Post)
Can Crystal City change direction?: As the military's BRAC moves tenants out of Crystal City, the area aims to become a desirable mixed-use neighborhood. Its trajectory hinges on Vornado, which owns half of the neighborhood's commercial real estate. (Post)
Oregon to try out VMT tax: Oregon is developing a pilot program to replace the gasoline tax with one based on vehicle miles traveled. The plan relies on privately-provided GPS to measure miles traveled within Oregon. (Streetsblog)
Keep Union Station historic?: A group of preservationist organizations is calling for a focus on Union Station's history in any redevelopment. With Amtrak's recent proposal, this coalition wants preserve the station's original design and purpose. (DCist)
Atlanta's BeltLine still progressing: Atlanta's BeltLine transit and park project will not be stopped by last week's rejection of a tax for transportation funding. The project has been supported by a tax district, and some trails are already complete. (Streetsblog)
Montgomery works on farms: Montgomery County will begin a pilot program to help train young farmers, working with existing farm owners. Farmland and farm production in the county have fallen dramatically over the past few decades. (Post)
And...: DC had a higher ratio of pedestrian deaths in traffic fatalities than most states. (WTOP)... In 19th century New Jersey some workers commuted on a bicycle railroad. (Atlantic Cities)... The Lincoln Reflecting Pool will open after two years of closure. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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