Breakfast links: Cabinet shuffling
Photo by Greg_e on Flickr.
Michelle Rhee will leave at the end of October
. Some are surprised she's not staying until Gray becomes mayor, but she and Gray agreed the speculation around her future was becoming a "distraction." Her deputy, Kaya Henderson, will replace her in the interim. (Post, Stacy)
Road rash of crashes:
After a string of pedestrian deaths on our region's roads and highways, DDOT Director Gabe Klein and USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood held a press conference
to highlight the danger and remind road users to always behave cautiously. "I'm not saying all this to scare people, but in one sense we sort of need to," Klein said. (TBD, Stephen Miller)
VA liquor plan gets worse:
Gov. McDonnell's attempts to privatize liquor stores for one-time transportation funds suffered another setback
as the latest proposal removes several extra taxes, creating up to a $70 million shortfall that will reduce the profits from the plan. (Fairfax Times)
An effort is underway in the UK, inspired by the Dutch traffic engineer Hans Monderman, to remove stop lights
in the interest of improving traffic flow. Designing signal-free intersections that are safe for pedestrians, however, is easier said than done. (People-Powered Arlington, Stephen Miller)
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