Breakfast links: A step back
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Court voids DC's taxi smart meter contract:
A panel of judges overturned DC's contract
to install smart meters in all taxis, citing "pervasive improprieties." This could significantly delay smart meters if DC has to restart the procurement. (Post)
Maryland to run out of transportation money?:
State Assembly budget analysts warn that Maryland may not have enough money to maintain its transportation infrastructure
past 2018. Will Maryland find a way to pay for the transportation it needs? (Examiner)
Virginia grounds its speed-enforcing planes:
Virginia is no longer using airplanes to catch speeding drivers
. Virginia hasn't canceled the program, but throughout 2012 it has ordered no missions, citing high costs. (DCist)
Cities beat GOP:
The national Republican pattern of demonizing cities isn't a recipe for electoral success
any more. Is there an alternative? Yes, like Ed Glaeser's anti-zoning, anti-road subsidy urban libertarian credo. But can the party move that way? (TNR)
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