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After being rebuffed from the Walter Reed site, WMATA is looking to buy land in DC for a new bus garage to replace aging ones in Friendship Heights and on 14th Street. (City Paper) Twitter
Nothing can get approval
2 review boards in Georgetown disagree on what design they’d like for a GU athletic facility. One wanted something taller with less footprint, the other wants the reverse, and the project is “ping-ponging” back and forth. (Current) Twitter
Fare hikes likely a go
The WMATA board will likely approve a fare hike later today that would raise bus and rail fares as well as parking rates. The increases go into effect July 1, giving Metro time to update signs and fare gates. (Post) Twitter
It looks as though human error may be to blame for Tuesday’s Blue Line derailment near Rosslyn. The operator and a crew apparently did not properly fix a faulty switch. (Post) Twitter
Green plan not black and white
Councilmember Orange claims some African-Americans are “scared to death” of being displaced as a result of Mayor Gray’s new sustainability plan. Orange also worried about adding more residents when it “takes 45 minutes to get downtown.” (City Paper) Twitter
Hine is fine
One group is calling on Tommy Wells use his influence to make the Hine project smaller. The arguments the group make are specious, and councilmembers also ought not interfere in the land use process. (RPUS) Twitter
But DC gave LivingSocial one!
Montgomery County Council staff suggests rejecting a tax break for Lockheed Martin. Ike Leggett claims the particular hotel tax in question should not apply to Lockheed. (Examiner) Twitter