Breakfast links: Bound to happen
Where the rubber meets the road: New interim councilmember Anita Bonds is not alone when it comes to outside employment. Though her position with DC's main street paving firm is noteworthy when she is calling for more street paving. (Post)
No Alexandria streetcar?: Alexandria may be getting cold feet on the Route 1 Streetcar, which would leave Arlington on its own. Alexandria will focus on the Potomac Yards Metro stop and will use BRT as either a temporary or permanent substitute to the streetcar. (Patch)
2 candidates announce: Pat Mara announced he will run as a Republican in the April 23 at-large special election, and former U Street ANC commissioner Brianne Nadeau plans to run against Jim Graham for the Ward 1 seat in 2014. (DCist)
Improve before CaBi: Bike advocates have called for more bike facilities, including bike lanes, sharrows, and the completion of the Metropolitan Branch and Silver Spring Green Trails in preparation of CaBi's arrival in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. (Patch)
More taxes, please: Local officials like Ike Leggett went to Annapolis to call for more transportation funding by raising the gas tax, which has been at 23.5 cents in Maryland since 1992. (Post)
Passenger could reopen after a ride: The Passenger and a new bar, Hogo, will have to close when Douglas redevelops the corner of 7th Street and New York Avenue, but the developer wants to see the popular bar return in that space or nearby. (City Paper)
Someone's listening: The Department of Homeland Security is providing grants to increase audio surveillance capabilities on public transit in cities like Baltimore, worrying privacy advocates. (Daily Caller, @SamuelMoore)
Toll debt: Orange County, California's pioneering toll roads might not be able to pay its debts because fewer people than anticipated are using the roads, making revenues far below forecasts despite steep toll hikes. (LA Times, Ben Ross)
And...: Is Silver Spring growing too residential and not adding enough jobs? (Patch) ... Loudoun's Silver Line tax districts won't get any bigger. (Leesburg Today) ... DC seeks to lease the Lincoln Theatre instead of finding an operator. (WBJ)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
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