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New WH CoS not "allowed" to bike?:
President Obama says his new chief of staff, Denis McDonough, would probably not be allowed
to keep biking to work. (USA Today) ... The League of American Bicyclists lists the reasons
to keep letting Denis bike.
Legalize cohabitation in VA:
The Virginia Senate might repeal the state's ban on cohabitation
by unmarried couples. The law hasn't been enforced, of course, but was used to threaten a Norfolk daycare provider in 1990. (Post)
VA reps don't want tolls:
10 Virginia delegates from both parties wrote a letter opposing plans to add tolls on I-95
, starting at the North Carolina border. John Cox (R-Ashland) says the gas tax is a better way to raise money. (Potomac Local)
Passengers stuck on train:
44 passengers got stuck on a disabled Metro train
for 2 hours when it broke down between Cheverly and New Carrollton, apparently due to cracks in the rail that come from the cold. (Post)
Add a signal at 16th and Colesville:
The dangerous and messy traffic circle at 16th and Colesville ought to have a traffic signal
for Colesville Road drivers, and DC and Maryland support it, but coordination problems have stalled it. (Post)
Chicago will do BRT:
Chicago plans to convert car lanes to BRT
on a major avenue. Can Montgomery County, or DC, muster the fortitude to do the same? (wbez, Ben Ross)
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