The DC Council voted unanimously to approve the DC United stadium deal. The Council will have to borrow $62 million and move $37 million from other projects to acquire all the land necessary. (Post)
New transit authority in MoCo?
Montgomery County executive Isaiah Leggett wants to form a new transit authority, which would allow the county to assess taxes specifically for transit projects. He may face anti-tax opposition in Annapolis, however. (WAMU)
Stevens School gets new life
The historic Stevens Elementary School will be renovated and a neighboring lot redeveloped, after a DC Council vote. But Muriel Bowser expressed dissatisfaction with the deal with Akridge. (WBJ)
Metro hat in hand
Metro will run into local opposition when it asks area jurisdictions for a 10% increase in its operating subsidy. Officials say cities and counties are facing their own budget shortfalls. (WAMU)
Scrap public land for affordable housing?
Arlington County should reassess “Public Land for Public Good,” its strategy for identifying land for affordable housing, according to a committee of the Planning Commission. The county should make the process more transparent and do more community outreach. (ArlNow)
Steel City welcomes bikes
Pittsburgh is moving swiftly to become a premier cycling city. New bike lanes are coming, and the mayor is working closely with the local biking advocacy group. (Next City)