Metro’s third SafeTrack surge started last night, shutting down rail service between Braddock Road and National Airport for the next seven days. Extra (and in some cases, free) buses, VRE, a new Capital Bikeshare station, and a new slugline are available to help people get around. (Post)
Riders say sayonara after SafeTrack
As Metro’s SafeTrack rolls onward, some commuters have found other ways to get around and are sticking to them, even after the SafeTrack surge affecting their travel ends. (WAMU)
A Prince George’s library program is putting books in barbershops to try to bridge the achievement gap between black and white boys. The library system says the program is a hit and will expand next year. (WTOP)
Mourning for murals in Annapolis
Annapolis residents held a “funeral” for a popular mural in the historic district in protest of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission’s claim that it can regulate art on private buildings in the district. (WTOP)
Subsidized housing specifically set aside for artists is gaining traction across the country. But one Minnesota study shows that such housing tends to go disproportionately to young whites with relatively higher incomes. (NYT)
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