Virginia wants to cut proposed BRT from the HOT lane project on 95 and 395. Now, the project will increase congestion inside the Beltway. Sean Connaughton says Arlington’s opposition made the project less profitable, but Chris Zimmerman thinks the bus money was a mirage from the start. (Examiner)
Gray donations violate laws
Some cash donations to the Gray campaign, many from taxi drivers, exceeded legal limits, and campaign workers illegally converted them to money orders, which can be larger (why?) (Post) … Many of the same people in this scandal are the ones who got Gray into trouble earlier this year. (Examiner)
Beware the zoning Death Eaters
The Committee of 100 thinks there needs to be a giant ad campaign like the one for the latest Harry Potter movie to alert residents that their neighborhoods are “under attack.” Or, maybe, they realize that the supposedly Voldemort-esque zoning rewrite isn’t actually so bad. (City Paper)
Most cities’ neighborhoods are not officially defined. In Boston, there are several different ways to define boundaries, and an interactive Boston Globe feature lets you see the overlapping boundaries.
Mary Cheh joined the ACLU in a brief opposing Dan Snyder’s lawsuit against the City Paper (DCist) … Montgomery councilmembers are not pleased with Pepco’s new aggressive tree pruning. (Post) … Dogs are distracting to drivers. (Baltimore Sun) … Get pizza delivered in Clarendon on a Segway. (WTOP)
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