Breakfast links: Governors versus transit
Photo by Chris Campbell on Flickr.
Purple Line money's there, just not there:
When Maryland gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich says "the dollars aren't there"
for the Purple Line, what he really means is that he doesn't want the money to be there. Erlich aides said halting the project along with Baltimore's Red Line would save money that could instead be spent on roads
. (Post, ACT)
Another near miss on Metro uncovered:
In September, WMATA track inspectors experienced a "near-miss" on the tracks
south of National Airport. Workers reported the incident and Metro is blaming a communication breakdown. (WTOP)
Where will Ward 8 go?:
When the 2010 Census numbers roll in, DC will redraw ward boundaries, and Ward 8 will have to get larger
. Marion Barry may seek to add the Southwest Waterfront to his ward. (City Paper, Eric Fidler)
What to do with Bruce Monroe?:
The former site of Bruce Monroe Elementary School continues to spark controversy
over whether to restore a school at the site and more. Construction on a new school, if the site gets one, likely won't start until 2018. (DCist)
Old Town Alexandria meters get cheaper:
The Alexandria City Council voted to lower the parking rate
at Old Town meters by 50 cents, ostensibly to make payment easier, until new multi-space meters can be installed. (Alexandria.gov)
Use a car tire to inflate a bike tire:
Lifehacker provides instructions
on how to jimmy a hose that will take air pressure from a car tire and reroute to a bike tire. This tip can be used for good or evil. A lively discussion ensues of the ethics of air theft.
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