Breakfast links: Just vote no
Photo by reway2007 on Flickr.
Last in, first fixed:
Some of Metro's newest escalators at the NoMa station will need to be replaced by 2020
. The escelators are unreliable and replacing them will reduce the number of escalator manufacturers in the system. (Examiner)
MBT gradually moving ahead:
DDOT is getting a staging area
to build the bridge from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro to the Metropolitan Branch Trail. They're also working on extending the trail to CUA and Fort Totten. (TheWashCycle)
Who pays the most?:
DC families making $22,000-62,000 pay the greatest share of income
in taxes, about 11%; the top 1% and lowest 20% pay a little over 6%. (DCFPI)
High-speed hit piece:
An Anderson Cooper "expose" of a "high-speed rail" project in Vermont totally got the story wrong
, in many ways. (Streetsblog)
Fearersome new task force:
There's a new task force
to look at Ward 5's industrial land and it's future. Among the members are Greater Greater Washington editor, Trinidad resident, and Greenbelt planner Jaime Fearer. Congrats Jaime!
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