Metrobuses on popular corridors, like 16th St and Georgia Avenue, will soon get special priority at traffic signals. Lights will turn to green if a bus is nearby, providing faster, more predictable bus rides. (DCist)
We’re gonna need more housing
Over the next 30 years, DC’s population will increase by 300 thousand to reach nearly 1 million residents, say new COG projections, and the region as a whole will grow by 1.5 million residents. Prince George’s leaders think the analysis underestimates that county’s growth. (Post)
Will the new FBI headquarters become a traffic nightmare? As they narrow down sites, government officials are not prioritizing Metro access and now want to add 2500 more parking spaces than originally planned. (Post)
Purple Line, the hostage
Maryland officials want Montgomery County to pay $14 million more for the Purple Line, to cover increased costs for elevators connecting to the Bethesda Metro station. The county says it’ll find a way to pay. (Post)
Taxis in the digital age
To compete with ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft, the DC Taxicab Commission has proposed less stringent regulations that would open the door for a new digital hailing service. (WAMU)
After a rocky start, it looks like the plan to redevelop Alexandria’s old Ramsey Homes public housing into more dense affordable housing will actually happen. The City Council and the housing authority formally agreed to work together on a plan. (Post)
Ward 1 on homeless shelters
Ward 1 residents sounded off about the proposed homeless shelter at a public meeting. Some said the city is paying too much for the project while others complained about the lack of transparency surrounding how officials chose the location. (Borderstan)
Pay the cyclists to fight pollution?
Officials in Milan, Italy might pay commuters to bike to work. The plan is one of many efforts the city has taken on to promote a cycling and reduce pollution. (NextCity)
PoPville author Dan Silverman’s eclectic mix of stories about doors, crime, and random questions sometimes easily answerable by a quick Google search or common sense have made him one of the city’s most successful and also most often-mocked bloggers. (City Paper)
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