Breakfast links: Thinking about tomorrow
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Avoid a DC shutdown:
Congress ought to ensure that a government shutdown won't also force a DC government shutdown
. So far, leaders of neither party have paid much attention to this danger.
Why not Walmart:
Local business leader Andy Shallal lists some reasons to oppose Walmart
coming to DC, and what DC could do instead to create jobs. (WAMU)
Burke wants calmer parkway:
Residents of Burke talk about how to improve pedestrian safety
along a parkway which runs right past a school, where drivers often speed and don't expect to see children. County officials resisted doing anything
at a recent community meeting. (Patch)
Express buses begin on ICC:
Two new express bus routes will start running
on the ICC today. One runs from Gaithersburg to BWI while the other runs from Gaithersburg to Fort Meade. They are free for the first 2 weeks. (WUSA)
College Park considering CaBi:
It's not just Alexandria that wants to join Capital Bikeshare: College Park is considering joining as well
. Arlington's consultant worries College Park is thinking about placing their stations too far apart. (Examiner)
Complaints do not equal failure:
Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans said yesterday that the 15th St NW cycle track "isn't working" because it delays drivers. But success of the lanes should be measured relative to the intended goals
, not complaints from constituents. (TheWashCycle)
Biddle challenges opponents' candidacies:
Recently elected Council member Sekou Biddle is challenging the validity of the candidate petitions
of opponents Pat Mara (R), Bryan Weaver (D), and Jacque Patterson (D). He had originally planned to challenge Vincent Orange's petition as well but chose not to at the last moment. (City Paper)
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