Breakfast links: Opposition
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Rs say no to Outer Beltway:
6 Virginia Republican legislators came out against Governor McDonnell's plan
to build the Outer Beltway in Virginia. They say it's too costly and will worsen traffic on I-66, which is the higher priority. (Examiner)
Herndon isn't the only critic of a planned WaWa at Old Ox and Oak Grove Roads. Loudoun's Department of Planning criticized the proposal
in a memo, saying a stand-alone single use is not compatible with the plan for the area. (WBJ)
DC cabs: red with gray stripe:
The new design for DC taxis will be red with gray stripes
, says the DC Taxicab Commission; the detailed design is not yet available. It will take some years before all cabs have the uniform colors, and some taxi companies vow to fight
to keep their own colors. (NBC, City Paper)
Landmark Mall forgets peds, bikes:
An Alexandria Transportation Commission representative opposes the current redevelopment plans
for Landmark Mall, saying it lacks safe pedestrian and bicycling access from surrounding areas. (Patch)
Less foolish primary date:
DC might move its primary date
(again), to June. The current April 1, 2014 date invited jokes, would force candidates to collect petitions during the holidays, and would create 8-month lame ducks. (NBC)
Harder to FOIA Virginia:
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Virginia law
which limits FOIA requests to only come from Virginia residents. Many media organizations argued to overturn the rule. (Ars Technica)
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