Breakfast links: Course correction
Heights not yet achieved: Capitol Heights remains relatively undeveloped, despite the presence of a Metro station. Prince George's County officials have focused on other areas, while the planned Walmart just across the District line is the only major development in the area. (Post)
Almost one illegal U-turn a minute: Dave Salovesh counted 25 illegal U-turns across the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes in 30 minutes. Most were taxis. Plus, one person yelled at him for not criticizing cyclists, and a security guard threatened him for (legally) taking pictures. (One Good Wheel)
Healthier ways to got to health jobs: Montgomery county planners want to encourage walking, biking, shuttles, and transit use at the expanding NIH and new Walter Reed facility but plentiful parking at NIH could make that difficult. (Post)
Gray lukewarm on lower fines: Mayor Gray isn't sold on $50 fines for enforcement cameras, citing the lower fines could mean less revenue for DC. He does support increasing fines for repeat offenders and increasing fines in school zones. (WTOP)
Historic garages?: Historic preservation fights could preserve some old transportation facilities, like bus garages in Friendship Heights and Petworth, while keeping other new ones, like the Spingarn streetcar barn, from getting built. (City Paper)
Berliner backs taxes to pay for transportation: Roger Berliner suggests the Montgomery County implement either a gas or sales tax to help fund transportation projects like the Purple Line, Corridor Cities Transitway, and BRT. (Gazette)
And...: Bombardier will run MARC's Brunswick and Camden Lines after all. (WBJ) ... Good luck finding an older apartment in DC. (Urban Turf) ... Gray looks to beef up enforcement for the Certified Business Enterprise program. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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