Breakfast links: The military and the battle
Tanks roll into Ft. Totten: Riders on the Red Line north of Union Station are used to looking at warehouses and graffiti, but on Tuesday morning they passed dozens of Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Destination: classified. (DCist)
Rock Creek bike crossing needed: Richard Layman calls for a cycletrack on Military Road across Rock Creek Park. There are currently no good options for cyclists looking to cross the park in the area and Military Road is designed like an interstate.
Mara leads in cash: While Anita Bonds leads in the polls, Patrick Mara has a the most cash on hand with one week to go to the April 23 election. Elissa Silverman is second, while Matt Frumin has spent the most already. (Examiner)
McAuliffe doubles Cuccinelli: Terry McAuliffe raised $5.1 million to Ken Cuccinelli's $2.4 million in the first quarter. Ethics rules barred Cuccinelli from fundraising while the legislature was in session, but McAuliffe's take is historically huge. (National Journal)
Trains to Virginia getting popular: Amtrak trains in Virginia which used to be delayed half the time are now running 90% on time, and ridership has soared. (Post)
Banning vans as rape prevention?: Vans are a popular public transit option in Rio de Janeiro. When a tourist was raped in one of them, the city banned the vans from the touristy areas. Is that good precedent? (Atlantic Cities)
Wheaton moving too slow: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro, whose district includes Wheaton, says Ike Leggett is moving too slowly on redevelopment projects there. Leggett now doesn't want to move the planning department to what's now a parking lot, as previously planned. (WTOP)
Who has frequent network maps?: Maps highlighting transit routes that come at least every 15 minutes are very useful, but hard to find. BeyondDC is trying to list every city with a frequent map. Know of any that aren't on there yet? (BeyondDC)
And...: Is retail redlining holding back certain neighborhoods? (Atlantic Cities) ... An event tonight discusses how to create vibrant retail east of the river. (REEL) ... Computer problems grounded all American Airlines flights for several hours Tuesday. (CNET)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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