Afternoon links: Announcements and non-announcements
Photo by andrew.deci.
Metro gets 2nd highest ridership:
Metrorail recorded its 2nd-highest ever ridership day
yesterday, thanks to the Cherry Blossom Festival, a Caps game, and good weather. Maybe Metro should charge a premium fare at Smithsonian during the festival?
WMATA doesn't announce rapes:
I missed getting this earlier, but it's a big deal: WMATA waited months
before announcing two rapes that happened in the Largo Town Center Metro parking garage. (Post)
Trolley tunnel RFP released:
DMPED has released the RFP
for developing the trolley tunnels under Dupont Circle
. Any development would be a lease rather than a sale so the District could potentially restore their use for streetcars one day. Arts groups will bid on the space; will any retailers or other private uses also make a bid? (DCmud)
East and green?:
UMD of Clean Energy is hosting a panel
on making the delayed East Campus redevelopment more sustainable. (Rethink College Park)
No minimums in downtown Frederick?:
The City of Frederick may repeal parking minimums
for development in their historic downtown area. (WTOP)
Donuts and death:
A driver killed a pedestrian
in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot at Viers Mill and Randolph Roads in Montgomery County. (Crime Scene)
Some drivers don't yield even to bunnies:
A Glendale, CA officer wore a bunny costume to be extra visible, crossed the street, and issued 27 tickets to drivers
for not yielding. Then a city councilman complained that it was a stunt designed to trick drivers, so he did it again not in the costume, and issued even more tickets. (DailyNews LA)
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