Breakfast links: Maryland's wish list
MD spends on Prince George's: Maryland Governor O'Malley announced funding for a pedestrian bridge at Suitland, numerous pedestrian and bicycle projects, a new interchange at Greenbelt which he hopes will help land the FBI, and a study of light rail from Branch Avenue to Charles County. (Post)
What should Frederick do?: Besides a new $82 million interchange, Frederick residents suggest better pedestrian crossings, green buses, bus lanes, and even extending the Red Line as future transportation wish list items. (Frederick News-Post, Tyler G.)
Housing lost with no replacement: DC tore down the Temple Courts housing project on North Capitol Street in 2008, but plans for a replacement have stalled. Are big, government-run redevelopments just too complicated, or are all projects just hard to push through at a certain stage? (Post, City Paper)
Building bits: You can live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but that's SE, not NW. (Post) ... DC and Alexandria median home sales have reached $500,000. (WTOP) ... New condo inventory hits its lowest point in a decade. (UrbanTurf)
No train to the beach: Boston recently launched a train to Cape Cod, and New York has lots of trains to its beaches. It's too bad we don't have a train to the beach; there used to be, but no longer. (BeyondDC)
Support New Mexico Avenue bike lanes: ANC 3D will vote on bike lanes for New Mexico Avenue on Wednesday. The commission initially opposed the lanes, but DDOT has revised the design to address concerns. Go support them! (WABA)
Lawsuits slow development: The Hine school project has gotten historic, zoning, and other approvals, but a lawsuit from neighbors could delay it up to a year. (WBJ)
Amtrak gets stuck for 14 hours: An Amtrak train from New York to Miami broke down outside Richmond and stranded passengers for 14 hours. Passengers say the toilets broke down and air conditioning only worked intermittently. (WAMU)
And...: Arlington's board will likely approve new CaBi stations on Columbia Pike and in Buckingham. (ArlNow) ... The Washington Monument is lit up. (WBJ, Post) ... People generally prefer to live north of a city rather than south. (WSJ)Today, we are pleased to welcome a new class of Breakfast Link contributors. They will start gradually ramping up their contributions to Breakfast Links over the next few weeks. Please welcome today's new contributor, Chad Maddox!
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- Metro maps out loop line between DC and Arlington
- It's fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations
- Alexandria board rejects King Street bike lanes
- Ask Congress to give DC self-rule on building heights
- DC sports spaces give short shrift to girls
- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"
- Arlington considers using fees to reduce parking