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Contractor takes down wrong, historic tree:
A contractor for the Park Service accidentally cut down a healthy, 140-year-old tree
at Farragut Square when they were supposed to cut down a totally different tree. (Post)
Gas tax "compromise" emerges:
A Virginia Senate panel passed a transportation funding plan
which raises the gas tax 5¢ (instead of eliminating it), adds a 1% sales tax on wholesale fuel, moves some general fund money to transportation, and lets counties also impose a 1% sales tax for transportation. McDonnell said Virginia is "on the brink of success," though it seems this is the exact opposite of his plan. (Post)
FBI at Greenbelt has pluses for Metro:
WMATA isn't taking sides on the FBI location
, but is proposing to amend a development agreement at Greenbelt so the developer or county can try to lure the agency there. Planning staff say the FBI at Greenbelt would help Metro by increasing reverse commuting and improving station facilities. (Post)
DDOT wants to establish permits
for commercial loading zones. Vehicles could get $325 annual passes, $25 day passes, or pay meters hourly. (WBJ)
Lauren Graham, cyclist:
Actress Lauren Graham, who grew up in the area, thinks Washington "is a really wonderful area" and bicycles a lot
on trips. No word on whether she bikes for transportation at home as well. (Washington Flyer)
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