Breakfast links: New millennium
Millennials change DC: Young adults aged 20 to 34 are responsible for most of the DC's population growth over the past decade. A series of articles examines their impact on the District and its neighborhoods. (Post)
Robotic parking garages are coming: A local firm is building a robotic parking garage in Baltimore. The technology can save 30 to 50% of the space of a typical garage. (Baltimore Sun)
Verizon center billboards go live: New 50-by-24-foot electronic billboards have been installed on the side of the Verizon Center, reigniting the debate over what is appropriate in an entertainment, residential, and historic neighborhood. (Post)
Infrastructure charges lead to foreclosures: Numerous PG County residents found their houses in foreclosure due to water- and sewer-connection charges. Developers have recently taken over the connection work from the local utility and are charging thousands of dollars in hidden fees. (Post)
Fairfax planners nix Huntington TOD: Fairfax County planners recommended rejecting an apartment building proposed for Huntington Metro Station. The proposal provided 161 parking spaces for the 141 units, which planners said was insufficient. (WBJ, Bryan C.)
Fairfax schools foresee cuts: The Fairfax County schools superintendent is anticipating cuts to staff and foreign language programs. The school system is struggling to absorb new students, including ones from poor and immigrant backgrounds. (Post)
Suburbs compete in bikability: Suburban jurisdictions are competing for and receiving honors from the League of American Bicyclists. Almost 300 localities have made the 2013 Bicycle Friendly Community list, including, for the first time, Reston. (Atlantic Cities)
LA debuts new data portal: Los Angeles has launched a new web site for mapping data on safety, health, and geography, allowing users to make connections between diverse datasets. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: A table compares transit worker pay around the US. (SFGate) ... A local man bikes the length of Montgomery County's CaBi system, a trip of 34 miles. (WTOP) ... Local residents are opposing the proposed casino at National Harbor. (Gazette)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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