Breakfast links: Happy birthday, but don't sing
Happy birthday Metro!: Metro opened 34 years ago this past Saturday (March 27th, 1976). (railroad.net)
High spirits not allowed in the Capitol: For some inexplicable reason, singing is not permitted in the Capitol Visitors Center, organizers from the Capitol Hill BID discovered when they screened a documentary and hosted special guest Mr. McFeely from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Webcasting the event was also denied, and just taping it required a Congressional committee to intervene. (Examiner)
Now Dr. Gridlock-Metrocrowd-Busysidewalk?: One letter writer thinks Dr. Gridlock is writing about Metro too much. The doc says "all travelers are created equal... mobility for all
— drivers, transit users, bikers and walkers — [is] the key to our future" and besides, plenty of his letter writers talk about Metro these days. (Post)
Fairfax rallying against Connector cuts: The Post covers the impending cuts to Fairfax Connector buses and even links to the Facebook group and petition. But when covering the Fair Share for Metro campaign, reporter Ann Scott Tyson mangled the name of the campaign to avoid revealing the URL. Fairfax's budget hearings are April 6-8. (Post)
DHS needs even more space: Even the huge St. Elizabeth's campus isn't big enough for the entire Department of Homeland Security. GSA will issue an RFP for 1.1 million more square feet. How about a site on top of Metro station? (DCmud)
3 Ike towers in Alexandria?: The Hoffman Company wants to build three high-rises up to 370 feet near Eisenhower Avenue Metro. Hoffman touts 55 affordable units, "the largest ... by a developer in Alexandria," but out of 1,200 units total. (Examiner)
Pike art: Rockville Pike is getting a new urban district at White Flint. Now, they'll be getting some public art as well. (Gazette)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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