Breakfast links: Follow up
Reno's back on: The Fort Reno concert series will go on. NPS finally issued permits, though it will require increased security. Organizers want to find a way to keep police presence from distracting from the community-oriented feel of the concerts. (Post)
Higher wages: The minimum wage in DC increases today from $8.25 to $9.50 per hour. This is the first several increases that will affect up to 40,000 workers. The minimum wage will eventually rise to $11.50 and then be tied to the inflation rate. (City Paper)
Longer days?: DC teachers voted no on extending the school day, despite promises of extra pay. While DC schools with longer days have seen gains on standardized tests, the teacher's union wants the discussion to be part of contract negotiations. (Post)
St. Elizabeths stalled: DDOT has delayed work on St. Elizabeths' east campus until 2015 at the earliest. The setback comes amid funding uncertainty for the Department of Homeland Security's redevelopment of the west campus. (WBJ)
New York's "pop ups": A map shows where developers can build upward as a matter of right in New York City, regardless of existing neighborhood character. (CityLab)
Rental demand: Demand for rental units has gone up across the country since 2009. But supply can't keep up and rents keep going up. In some areas, more houses in the outer suburbs are becoming rental units. (CityLab)
Accessible rideshare?: Ride sharing services face another legal battle on whether they have met the standard of "reasonable accommodations" for wheelchair users. How can they encourage their drivers to serve this demographic? (NextCity)
And...: A Metro official answers rider questions about the Silver Line. (Post) ... DC's zoning update will also change bicycle parking rules. (WashCycle) ... Many of New York's most expensive apartments are not occupied for most of the year. (Quartz)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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