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Third track on Brunswick?: Montgomery County wants a third track on parts of the MARC Brunswick Line so trains can pass slower freight trains. Officials haven't identified a funding source. (Examiner)
Beltway goes HOT: Virginia's Beltway HOT lanes opened this weekend. There have already been a few crashes when drivers got in the wrong lane and then backed up. Tolls will average $3 to $6 depending on traffic. (Potomac Local, WJLA)
Oh yeah, Rosslyn: Arlington County announced it will form Realize Rosslyn, a planning process that will look for ways to move Rosslyn away from its car-centric past and improve its urban form. (Patch)
Hotel bad for businesses?: Some neighbors of the planned Adams Morgan hotel will sue to stop it because they say a hotel will hurt local businesses. How could a hotel full of potential customers be worse for businesses than a church? (City Paper, Slate)
Ikes don't like memorial: The Eisenhower family still has issues with the Frank Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial and won't approve it until at least 2013. Some in the family think the current design is too expensive and extravagant. (WTOP)
Vouchers lack controls: Many federal voucher dollars go to unaccredited schools; DC has no way to ensure those schools meet any quality standards. (Post)
Baltimore goes international: In an effort to reverse a decades-long trend of shrinking population, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake is aiming to attract immigrants by not asking people about their immigration status when they seek city services. (NAC)
Pop at the bus stop: An artist has added bubble wrap to bus stops in Milan for bored passengers to pop while waiting for the bus. The sheets come in different sizes corresponding to different wait times. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: Arlington won't increase funding for affordable housing. (Patch) ... Dulles Airport turned 50 years old this weekend. (WAMU) ... Montgomery County's vehicle fleet might be too large. (Examiner) ... Australia's Metro comes up with a "Dumb Ways to Die" PSA. (FlavorWire, Mark Jordan) ... Fun stocking stuffer: transit map magnets. (Transit Maps)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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