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DDOT announced that the H Street streetcar will open by mid-2013. The city still needs to build a car barn and a connection to Union Station. (DCist) ... There are 3 current options: On top of the Hopscotch Bridge, at 2nd and F NE, or going up to NY Ave Metro and then back down 1st Street NE. (City Paper) Twitter
Columbus Plaza getting fixed, finally
After Labor Day, work will finally begin on a reconfiguration of the roadways and parkland outside Union Station 7 years in the making. It would be even better with fewer bollards. (City Paper) Twitter
Kwame Brown has reversed his earlier position and now says he would consider raising taxes on wealthy residents. Brown says the revenue should pay for maintaining parks, schools and recreational facilities. It would also delay the municipal bond tax. (Post) Twitter
DC wants to throw out a lawsuit in which police stopped a man for photographing a traffic stop. The man says police violated his constitutional rights but DC officials argue there is no constitutional protection for photographing public servants. (Georgetown Patch) Twitter