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Silver Line soon?:
A summer Silver Line opening is looking more likely
as WMATA and MWAA agree to let MWAA finish work even after WMATA has taken over the project. There's still no firm opening date
, though. (Post, City Paper)
MoCo sees red over Red Line:
The Montgomery County Council is not happy with Metrorail reliability
. In fact, Red Line problems may have deterred at least one "major tenant" from locating in Silver Spring. (Gazette)
REALity can wait:
After some confusion, it turns out DC residents can wait for their driver licenses to expire
before getting a new, REAL ID-compliant version. Initially, the DMV said all licenses had to be replaced by October. (WAMU)
A costly Crescent:
Cost estimates for rebuilding the Capital Crescent Trail along the Purple Line have nearly doubled to $95 million
. But Montgomery County officials have promised to build it and may seek funding from the state. (Post)
Los Angeles is allowing community groups to convert street space to public space
for a year without permits, sort of like a long Park(ing) Day. The initiative also lays out preapproved designs the groups can choose from. (Atlantic Cities)
Are you a gentrifier?:
If you have higher income than most, you are contributing to gentrification
whether you live in an expensive area or a cheap one. Daniel Hertz argues, instead of angsting about where to live, affluent people should lobby for more affordable housing and more housing, period. (Atlantic Cities)
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