Breakfast links: The campaigns heat up
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Bowser running on development:
Muriel Bowser is making development in Ward 4 a central part of her campaign
for mayor. But Mary Cheh says the mayor has much more power over development than a ward councilmember. (Examiner)
New Virginia poll:
Governor Bob McDonnell now enjoys 64% approval
, including 52% among Democrats, likely thanks to his transportation bill. Ken Cuccinelli leads Terry McAuliffe
by 5-10 points in the governor's race with 6 months to go. (Post)
Bikeshare is "awesome":
Capital Bikeshare is so great, it even impressed a New Yorker
who's not otherwise a huge DC fan. The app is "f***ing great," though the writer encountered empty docks and full stations around the Mall.
Orange Line to Wiehle?:
Should Metro have made the Silver Line a branch of the Orange Line
? London, New York, and others unify lines that share a route through the core. Metro asked about this on a survey, but riders didn't go for it. (Atlantic Cities)
On the Maryland rails:
Senator Barbara Mikulski enthusiastically endorsed
Charles County's push for light rail from Branch Avenue to Waldorf, but said the Red Line and Purple Line must come first. (SoMDNews, Ben Ross) ... The Red Baltimore Red Line's planner answers the line's critics
. (Baltimore Brew, Fern Shen)
Offices getting denser:
With rising rents, new technology, teleworking and more, many companies in downtown DC are packing more workers
in less space. (Post)
Woman falls onto tracks:
A 73 year old woman fell onto the tracks
at the Dupont Circle Metro. Fortunately, no trains were nearby, and other riders helped her up. (Examiner)
Virginia private tolls unconstitutional?:
A judge has thrown out the public-private partnership
for a tunnel road in Portsmouth, VA. The ruling, if upheld, could also block other such private toll road deals around the state (Virginian-Pilot)
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