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Gaithersbargain wins straw poll:
The Montgomery County Council has reached a compromise
on Gaithersburg West, now renamed Great Seneca Science Corridor (since it's not in Gaithersburg), that involves reducing the amount of development and more strictly requiring the Corridor Cities Transitway. 8 of 9 members supported the plan in a straw poll; dissenter Marc Elrich worries Hopkins can still fill the space with generic, non-life science office park uses. (Gazette)
Not all Loudoun roads need to be 8 lanes:
Loudoun County plans to widen many arterials to 8 lanes is stirring Smart Growth pushback
who want better bus service and walking and biking facilities instead of massive auto expansion. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
Pulitzer for distracted driving reporting:
One of the Pulitzers not given to the Washington Post rewarded NYT's Matt Richter for his series on distracted driving
including the amazing photo of one teen driver texting while a passenger holds the wheel. Ray LaHood sees this as a sign
that distracted driving has really penetrated the "national conversation." (Fast Lane)
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