DDOT Director Terry Bellamy says there is a 2 in 3 chance that streetcars will be running in DC before the start of 2014. The streetcars still need to pass state and federal oversight. (WAMU)
Where’d you come from?
Since 2007, Metrorail ridership grew among DC, Arlington, and Alexandria residents but mostly stayed flat in other jurisdictions. About 1 in 10 riders come from outside WMATA Compact jurisdictions. (PlanItMetro)
In the debate between BRT and streetcars, ride quality matters. If it didn’t, then we would just use school buses instead. (BeyondDC)
Should FBI go?
A report from CFO Natwar Gandhi found that the FBI moving out would mean more revenue but fewer jobs for DC. A move to Poplar Point would mean both more jobs and more revenue for DC, but does that make it a good idea? (City Paper)
ANCs not audited
Each ANC is supposed to be audited every 2 years, but no audit reports have been posted since September 2011. What is taking so long? (CHOTR)