Breakfast links: Running away with it
What about those old car dealerships?: The Daily Green proposes possible reuses of old car dealerships: total redevelopment into higher-density town centers, community centers, art galleries, flea markets, and restoring wetlands.
Navarro wins: Democrat Nancy Navarro beat Republican Robin Ficker and Green candidate George Gluck in the general special election yesterday for Montgomery County District 4 with 63.36% of a very low-turnout vote.
Transit bait-and-switch: Here's another problem with approving transit-oriented development without firm plans for the transit: Danac designed a large, mixed-use office park centered around a planned Corridor Cities Transitway, but then the county decided to shift the line to the nearby JHU Belward Farm development instead.
MARC gives the wrong information: MARC had to delay a train by 20 minutes. Meanwhile, an employee told passengers heading to BWI to take the Camden Line instead. However, that would have gotten them there much later, even with a 30-minute delay. (Inside Charm City) Almost nobody is going to take transit to BWI unless there is decent transit to BWI, and MARC and the bus are both jokes.
Gas prices going up: Gas prices always rise around Memorial Day, but they're going up a lot faster than usual. WJLA has some quotes from drivers who are cutting back on driving or bought more fuel-efficient cars.
Outdoor classrooms: The new yard at Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington will become "a series of outdoor classrooms" to teach sustainability concepts like green roofs and wind harvesting. (DC Metrocentric)
What a robbery looks like: Last week, nine people walked into Universal Gear on 14th and then brazenly stole handfuls of merchandise. They've posted the surveillance video. Be sure to look at the end, where the salespeople try to stop the thieves.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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