Breakfast links: Better data
DASH gets real-time: Alexandria has approved a $650,000 plan to install its DASH buses with a real-time tracking system. Such systems have helped improve ridership in other localities. (Patch)
AAA camera attack misses context: AAA released a pile of revenue numbers for individual DC speed cameras in hopes of getting lots of negative camera stories (and got them), but the numbers don't tell the whole story. Compared to traffic volume, they're not actually writing that many tickets. (DCist)
The poll of everything: In a City Paper politics poll, 55% of respondents attending a neighborhood meeting in the last year, 59% support Uber, and 56% support speed cameras. A neat tool lets you graph any question, like Presidential candidate support or at-large preference, against any other.
Bring cycle tracks to Georgetown?: The L and M Street cycle tracks will come close to Georgetown but won't go through it. Removing some parking on M Street would create room for a cycle track all the way to the Key Bridge. (Georgetown Metropolitan)
Check your ballot: If you are voting absentee in Montgomery or Prince George's Counties, make sure your ballot is complete with questions on gambling expansion and marriage equlity. Governor O'Malley says only 20 received incomplete ballots. (NBC4)
Seniors leave the area: As many young people move to the Washington area, many older residents are moving away, maybe to be closer to their families, or to find cheaper housing, or because many suburban communities are not pedestrian-friendly. (Post)
Brooklyn Islanders: The New York Islanders hockey team will move from Long Island to Brooklyn and play in the new Barclays Center. Is it because urban places are ascendant, or just because Nassau County wouldn't pay for a new arena? (NYT, Steve S.)
Amtrak speeds up in the Midwest: An Amtrak train in Illinois hit 111 mph in a demonstration run, faster than any Amtrak train outside the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak says 75% of the Chicago-St. Louis route will be high speed by 2015. (Grid Chicago)
Dutch bike lanes may warm up: Towns in the Netherlands are considering heating bike lanes, to prevent ice from forming. 4 weeks of frozen lanes correlates with 7,000 additional cyclist injuries. (BBC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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