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Photo by tomeppy.
Fighting terror with theater:
Metro is having 50 people play-act a terrorist attack and response
this morning at Union Station. This will cost $9.6 million from a DHS grant for random visible "shows of force" to try to deter terrorists. Experts say that really wouldn't deter anyone. (Post)
Who you gotta call?:
Icy tracks caused the driver of a Metro maintenance vehicle to hit a contractor's truck
and damage several vehicles. WMATA should have notified Tri-State Oversight within two hours, but didn't until Monday. (Examiner)
Streetcars on Wisconsin?:
Wisconsin Avenue residents led by GGW contributor Ben Thielen are pushing for streetcars
from Georgetown to Tenleytown, and created a Facebook page
to rally supporters. (NBCWashington, Ben)
Don't DASH on Sundays:
Alexandria proposes cutting DASH service on Sundays
along with other drastic service cuts and fare increases for its bus system. (Examiner)
Ag Reserve megachurch not dead yet:
Frederick County denied approval for a megachurch in farmland and forest next to Montgomery's Agricultural Reserve (which Leggett approved), but the church is appealing
, and will get another hearing based on septic impacts. (Frederick News Post)
How green is your road project?: Greenroads
is a new rating system for roadway projects, similar to LEED for buildings. It gives points for stormwater management, pedestrian access, recycling by contractors, and more. (Stanton Park)
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