Breakfast links: Stop in the road
Photo by Doug Kerr on Flickr.
Road project on hold:
New Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe halted the $1.4 billion Route 460 bypass
between Petersburg and Suffolk, which many called Bob McDonnell's most wasteful road project. The new administration will evaluate the project before spending any more money. (The Tysons Corner)
Gray in the lead:
Mayor Gray attracts 24% of primary voters
for mayor, compared to 11-12% for Bowser, Evans, and Wells, according to a Post poll. But Gray is only slightly ahead
of David Catania in a hypothetical general election match-up. Voters generally think Gray is managing the city well but still have concerns about ethics.
More bike racks downtown:
More bike racks are coming to a block
near your office in downtown DC. The Downtown Business Improvement District is working with DDOT to double the number of bike racks over 3 years. (DCist)
Federal budget falls short for St. Elizabeths:
The 2014 Omnibus Appropriation bill falls short of what GSA and DHS
say they need to redevelop St. Elizabeths. (WBJ)
Walk under Wisconsin Ave:
The Montgomery County Planning Board gave a thumbs up
to a pedestrian tunnel linking Walter Reed Medical Center to NIH under Wisconsin Ave., directly linking both sites to the Medical Center Metro. (Patch)
The rent is less damn high:
Surprisingly, DC rents have finally dropped
, at least for Class B apartments. That's because the inventory of brand new buildings is meeting, or surpassing, demand. (Urban Turf)
Bye Geoff and Jaime!:
GGW editors Geoff Hatchard and Jaime Fearer are moving to California
(Geoff got a job working on maps for Apple)! The City Paper interviews them about what they like most and least about Washington. (City Paper)
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