Metro is having 50 people play-act a terrorist attack and response this morning at Union Station. This will cost $9.6 million from a DHS grant for random visible “shows of force” to try to deter terrorists. Experts say that really wouldn’t deter anyone. (Post) Twitter
Who you gotta call?
Icy tracks caused the driver of a Metro maintenance vehicle to hit a contractor’s truck and damage several vehicles. WMATA should have notified Tri-State Oversight within two hours, but didn’t until Monday. (Examiner) Twitter
Frederick County denied approval for a megachurch in farmland and forest next to Montgomery’s Agricultural Reserve (which Leggett approved), but the church is appealing, and will get another hearing based on septic impacts. (Frederick News Post) Twitter
How green is your road project?
Greenroads is a new rating system for roadway projects, similar to LEED for buildings. It gives points for stormwater management, pedestrian access, recycling by contractors, and more. (Stanton Park) (Tip: Stanton Park)Twitter