The Baltimore Sun wrote a scathing editorial after Governor Hogan canceled the Red Line light rail project. The newspaper says the project would have lead to more jobs and development, yet even $900 million in federal support couldn’t save it.
Governor Hogan committed an additional $1.35 billion for Maryland’s highways and bridges. In the Washington region, this will include I-270, the I-95/I-495 interchange at the Greenbelt Metro, and US-1 in College Park. (Post)
Metro’s next steps
After receiving the FTA report, the Metro board stated that it would quickly respond to the FTA’s required actions and perform a complete review of the understaffed Rail Operations Control Center. (Post)
Worth the cost
In 1969, before Metro was built, a study estimated that commuter time savings from the Metro would be $186 million per year. The actual benefits have been three times higher than estimated, when adjusting for today’s dollars. (PlanItMetro)
A proposed 200-room hotel on K Street had no plans to build parking. However, the Board of Zoning Adjustment is not on board, with Chairman Lloyd Jordan saying the no-parking trend has begun to “multiply and mushroom.” (Curbed DC)
A new analysis says that DC has the worst roads of any state in the nation - 92% of roads were in poor condition. DC officials dispute the rating, stating a comparison between states and a city is inherently unfair. (Post)