Breakfast links: Alternatives
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The other approach to the gas tax:
While Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell wants to eliminate the gas tax, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley wants to raise it
to help fund $700 million in transportation. (WBJ)
Rents go down?:
Rents in the DC area for high-end new apartment buildings are now dropping in certain areas
like NoMa and Upper Northwest as increasing supply catches up with demand. (UrbanTurf)
Up in the sky, it's a Purple Line station!:
As to not interfere with MARC tracks below, the MTA wants to build one proposed Purple Line stop 80 feet in the air
and encase it in a tube to shield riders waiting for the next train from wind. (Examiner)
The future of car sharing:
While Zipcar's acquisition by Avis could let Zipcar get back to its innovating roots, do new, small scale peer-to peer services represent a threat
to the traditional, larger car sharing companies? (Next City)
Where to grow:
Regional planners have identified 139 "activity centers"
mainly around Metro stations where job and housing growth should be concentrated. (WAMU)
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