In addition to adding rail service, the Purple Line project will also expand the trail network in Maryland, including a Capital Crescent Trail extension and a bike path near UMD. (TheWashCycle)
No new SAFE house
DC’s only 24/7 emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence lost its bid for a plot of city-owned land in Bloomingdale. The shelter’s lease ends this year and there are no other plans for relocation. (City Paper)
New housing in Silicon Valley
Mountain View, California will allow new housing near Google’s headquarters. The company had been pushing for it to help lower some people’s commutes, but the city rejected the idea until more pro-development councilmembers won the last election. (Vox)
Our friends at the Coalition for Smarter Growth are hiring a full-time fundraising manager to join their 6-person staff. How to get hired: love walkable urban places, talk up your fundraising chops, and tell them GGWash sent you!