Virginia announced its $2 billion plan to widen and toll along I-66. Rush hour tolling will fund improved transit service, transportation demand management strategies, and new pedestrian and bicycle projects. (WBJ)
Controlling rent in MoCo
Rents at an apartment building in Takoma Park are set to jump up to 70% after the city, which has the only rent control statue in the state, handed oversight over to Montgomery County. Now the county might make its own tenant protection law. (WAMU, Katie)
Nope to the NFL
Capitol Hill residents made it clear last night that they want anything but an NFL stadium and acres of parking lot at the RFK stadium site. (Post)
Better bus, no bunching
DC Circulator installed smartphones on its buses so that dispatchers can better track bus locations and let drivers know if they need to speed up or slow down to avoid bus bunching. (MobilityLab)
Another wait on AFRH
Nearly half of the sprawling 190-acre Armed Forces Retirement Home campus in NW was set for redevelopment soon. But now developers have to wait another year and a half for more environmental analysis. (WBJ)
The Maryland Transit Administration earned a federal excellence award for its environmental study for the Purple Line. The FTA commended the agency on its ability to address complex issues in simple, easy-to-understand ways. (Post)
Getting started in Arlington
Arlington is trying to attract tech startups to the county by offering one lucky startup three months of free office space, living space, legal advice and public transit funds. (Tech.Co)
Who takes transit?
In Denver, you’re more likely to use transit if you work near a light rail station than if you live near one. So should transit oriented development focus on job centers rather than residential areas? (CityLab)
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