In 2014, DC controversially approved a development in Mount Vernon Triangle with its required affordable housing in Anacostia. After historic preservation limited the Anacostia building’s size, Developer Don Peebles asked if he could build fewer affordable units, but Mayor Bowser said no. (Post)
Yet another indicator of DC’s low housing supply is that more homes have come under contract than have been listed in 2016. The ratio in LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale is higher than the city overall. (Urban Turf)
Amtrak got a big loan to purchase 28 new trains and increase the number of trips between DC, New York, and Boston. The new trains also could travel faster if and when tracks are upgraded in the future. (Post)
Sexual harassment, too
A former WMATA employee is suing the agency for sexual harassment by her boss. When she reported it to a supervisor, she says she was told, “maybe this isn’t the job for you.” (Post)
The loopiest bus
What’s the nation’s most squiggly bus route? The W2 and W3 around Anacostia and Congress Heights could take the prize. (Next City, LEW) (Tip: LEW)
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