A lot of DC Councilmembers are proposing ethics measures, but which of them are serious and which are just trying to feed voter anger? Vincent Orange is evidently grandstanding, while Tommy Wells and Muriel Bowser seem most serious. (Loose Lips)
The Senate appropriations committee restored a tiny bit of funding, $100 million, for high-speed rail. It’s far less than the $8 billion the Obama administration wanted, but more than the $0 the House wanted. (Streetsblog)
From 2007-2010, area incomes stagnated or declined. Two notable exceptions are Loudoun County and the central core of DC, where incomes soared. (Post)
How about an underground park?
3 New Yorkers want to turn an old underground trolley terminal into a park, using fiber optics to get sunlight into the subterranean space. (New York Magazine) … Could something similar work for the Dupont tunnels? Though Dupont doesn’t lack for park space like the Lower East Side does.
Baltimore cancels Cyclovia
Baltimore has canceled their Cyclovia event for this weekend, which would have closed an avenue for people to walk and bike. The permit cost was too high. (Baltimore Sun)
O’Toole just a rabid anti-urbanist
Prolific anti-transit and anti-urban planning commentator Randal O’Toole claims to be a libertarian, but that doesn’t hold water; in responding to Ryan Avent’s book, he shows he just hates cities. (Forbes)
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