Breakfast links: New beginnings
Maryland House approves casino bill: The Maryland House voted to accept the gambling bill, which allows table games in Maryland's casinos, a new casino in Prince George's County, and gives tax cuts to older casinos in compensation. (Examiner)
Ryan is not for transit: Paul Ryan voted to massively cut transportation, especially transit like Wisconsin high-speed rail, though he supported an auto industry bailout and Alaska's "bridge to nowhere". (The Transport Politic, Transportation Nation)
DC house prices set new high: DC's median home price reached a new high of $457,500, surpassing the previous high in 2005. Arlington and Alexandria also set record highs, but prices in Prince George's are far below their peak in 2006. (Examiner)
Gallaudet opens new deaf-friendly dorm: Gallaudet University is opening a new dorm this week, designed by deaf students for the university's deaf population. Critical to the design are walls which create a clear backgroud to aid more legible signing. (DCmud)
Ad cites GGW on driverless cars: A political attack ad in Florida cites Greater Greater Washington. The ad takes a somewhat luddite stance against a Republican state senator for a bill to legalize driverless cars.
LA to cut parking minimums: Long the prime model for car-based sprawl, Los Angeles is looking to reduce parking minimums for businesses. This is part of the city's push to build up public transit and create neighborhoods with walkable density. (LA Times)
No transit in 2000?: The 1964 New York Times predicted there would be no transit or airplanes in 2000, because everyone will be white-collar workers; no waitresses, nurses, midwives or general doctors, and no racial or religious discrimination. (NYT)
And...: Metro is investigating reports of a train's door opening in a tunnel. (Post) ... August in DC means much less waiting in lines at restaurants. (WTOP) ... Saudi Arabia plans woman-only cities. (Atlantic Cities)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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