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ART in real-time: Arlington's bus system ART is adding real-time updates as a Web map and mobile Web site. It's yet a third system besides NextBus and Circulator; we need a Web and mobile site integrating all three. (CommuterPageBlog, Joshua D.)
Mission accomplished for camera: One speed camera in Gaithersburg has reduced speeds by 9-13%. It's so successful that police are thinking about taking it out to deploy elsewhere, and hope speeds will stay down with occasional enforcement. (WTOP)
What color would you pick?: New York's cabs are all yellow. London's are black. Hong Kong's are red. Shouldn't Greater Washington's cabs be iconic, too? (BeyondDC)
Filling the hole: CityCenterDC, the planned project to fill in the old convention center site, is likely to finally break ground in 2011. The project will include 184,700 square feet of retail and 674 apartments. (Housing Complex)
Drive-thrus are so 20th century?: Between the economy, laws against idling, community opposition, and pressure from cyclists, pedestrians and persons with disabilities, who get turned away because they aren't cars, drive-thru establishments may have passed their peak. (Slate, Cavan)
Just $1.677 billion to go: This year's federal spending bill contains $3 million for the Purple Line. That's about 1/560th of the total cost, but it's a start, at least. (WJLA)
Big cuts at the MTA: New York's MTA may cut nonunion salaries by 10% along with deep service cuts to close their $340-million budget gap. (NYT)
How is Washington, DC like an investment bank?: It gave out some big bonuses in bad economic times. The Examiner got a complete list through FOIA. Most of the bonuses pertained to older employment contracts, however, which the city no longer uses. Councilmembers want to investigate. (Examiner, Post, JTS)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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