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DDOT is providing 500 helmets to frequent Capital Bikeshare users, because most riders don’t wear them and you can’t rent one. The agency hopes to buy more in the future. (NBC Washington) Twitter
Bus alerts coming
A new communications team at Metro will send out alerts about bus service disruptions. Riders will be able to sign up for alerts by bus line. It would be helpful to incorporate them with Nextbus, too. (Examiner) Twitter
Accessible but inconvenient
Metro is encouraging disabled riders to use buses and trains as MetroAccess fares increase. But riders often struggle to navigate stations with broken elevators and large crowds. (Post) Twitter
From warehouse to office
Two District developers are planning to redevelop a warehouse in Anacostia into a four story office building. The building is close to the Anacostia Metro station and along one of the proposed streetcar routes. (Post) Twitter
Bad news for Hyattsville development
University Town Center in Hyattsville may fall into foreclosure because of high debt and the weak housing market. The development also lost a major federal tenant when GSA decided not to move there. (Post) Twitter
Can voters trust Michael A. Brown?
Besides pushing internet gambling with a possible conflict of interest, Michael Brown violated election law years ago, and has made claims about his accomplishments which are hard to verify. Twitter