Breakfast links: Veterans
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Post not local enough: The Washington Post ombudsman says the paper doesn't have enough local coverage. There are a lot of jurisdictions in the region with different issues and needs, but they all deserve detailed coverage, he says.
Fairfax court goes light on speeding, DUI: At one recent session of Fairfax City court, the Town Attorney recommended very light punishments for egregious speeders and even for drunk drivers. (FABB)
Efficient transit = expensive housing?: A new Brookings report finds that most parts of the DC region are well-served by transit, but the places with the best transit access also have the highest housing costs. (DCist)
Restonians want less Silver Line TOD: A Reston group says the development planned around the Silver Line will bring too much traffic. County plans called for mixed-use development, but a task force suggests curtailing commercial growth. (Examiner)
3 townhouses won't be parking: The Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation won't allow a Mount Vernon Square church to demolish 3 rowhouses for surface parking. The church argued they're too expensive to fix; others said it could sell them. (DCmud)
And...: 80% of transit-related ballot initiatives passed this year. (Streetsblog) ... Watch a video of one day of Vancouver's transit network. (Human Transit) ... Philadelphia's center city housing market has been more resilient than the suburbs. (Streetsblog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Terrorism fear takes over security at the Library of Congress
- The Dutch government is trolling DC over marijuana, bike lanes, and streetcars
- How well do you know Metro? It's whichWMATA week 41
- 33% of Metro rail trips stay within one city or county. Where are they?
- In Chicago, you can charter your own L train
- How two families dealt with Metro problems and other transportation options in the snow
- Cities worldwide are building beautiful, landmark pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Could Georgetown be next?