Breakfast links: Danger all around
Photo by NCinDC on Flickr.
Failing US transportation system endangers future growth:
A bi-partisan panel of 80 transportation experts, chaired by former Transportation Secretaries Norm Minetta and Sam Skinner, released its report yesterday.
Findings indicate that the state of repair of US transportation assets will hamper economic growth in the future. (Thomas, Post)
Hit and run in Mt. Rainier:
A black SUV and its driver hit an elderly man
on Queens Chapel road in Mt. Rainier on Sunday. The driver was later apprehended in Landover. The victim is in critical condition. (TBD)
DoD makes a BRAC mistake:
Pentagon officials aren't going to be able to fill their brand-new, $1.4 billion, 6,400-seat Alexandria building because it has insufficient public transit
and parking is limited from an agreement designed to blunt traffic impacts. Of course, most of us knew this would happen
. (Federal Times, Brad)
"Mosquito" officially killed:
The anti-loitering noise maker installed a month ago at Gallery Place to combat rising adolescent mischief has been removed
. (NBC Washington)
Feds encouraged to use CaBi:
The Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and the Department of Transportation are offering employees corporate memberships
with Capital Bikeshare. (Post, Gavin)
Uline Arena plans pushed back:
Douglas Jemal has plans for his Uline Arena, the site of the Beatles' first US show, but last week was granted a two year extension
, meaning it's unlikely we'll see any movement on the property in the near future. (DCmud, Eric Fidler)
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