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Police adapt to changing neighborhoods
DC’s police are developing a plan, with tactics like a surge of officers, to
respond to changes in revitalizing neighborhoods. Crime has fallen but changed form in places like NoMa and H Street NE. (Post)
Can Crystal City change direction?
As the military’s BRAC moves tenants out of Crystal City, the area
aims to become a desirable mixed-use neighborhood. Its trajectory hinges on Vornado, which owns half of the neighborhood’s commercial real estate. (Post)
Oregon to try out VMT tax
developing a pilot program to replace the gasoline tax with one based on vehicle miles traveled. The plan relies on privately-provided GPS to measure miles traveled within Oregon. (Streetsblog)
Keep Union Station historic?
A group of preservationist organizations
is calling for a focus on Union Station’s history in any redevelopment. With Amtrak’s recent proposal, this coalition wants preserve the station’s original design and purpose. (DCist)