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Riding the Metro for the first time: Two senior citizens from Nevada came to visit our city. For cost reasons, they stayed at a hotel near Pentagon City. They had never seen a subway before but rode one for the first time after paying $30 round-trip for a cab to Union Station on the first day. Other than one little crisis where the Metro doors closed before one of them could exit, they figured out the system thanks to helpful locals and Metro staff and enjoyed their visit. (Cavan)
This video could help: This short video shows newcomers how to ride the Metro. It could come in really handy if you've never seen a subway before. (Tripfilms, Cavan)
Chevy Chase candidates differ on fighting Purple Line: At a recent forum, David Eason, candidate for Town Council in the Town of Chevy Chase, advocated stopping the spending of town money to fight the Purple Line. Among the other candidates, Deborah Vollmer favors continuing the town's fight against the line, Pat Burda is a strong opponent of the Purple Line, and based on the article, Linna Barnes seems to be somewhere in the middle. (Gazette)
Take a left onto Bike Interstate 101: Did you know there are bicycle interstate routes? There are only two, but one runs to DC. Tsar-chitect suggests signing BR-1 on the Metropolitan Branch Trail and creating a BR-101 spur on the Capital Crescent Trail.
Specter used to be a bike messenger: Did you know that Pennsylvania's Republican-turned-Democrat Senator Arlen Specter was once a bicycle messenger? (DC Bicycle Transportation Examiner)
Navarro wins primary: Nancy Navarro has been certified the winner of the Montgomery District 4 election, no thanks to the US Postal Service. She's the strong favorite to win the general election. (Maryland Politics Watch)
Jobs the anti-preservationist: Steve Jobs wants to raze a historic mansion in Woodside, California, and preservationists accuse him of "demolition by neglect." (AppleInsider, Jaime)
Detroit depot as federal offices?: The owner of the old Michigan Central Depot in Detroit (which the city wants to tear down has proposed saving it by getting the GSA take it over, fix it, and use it for offices. (Detroit News, Geoff Hatchard)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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