Housing is hot
In the DC region, more houses have sold this year than in any year since August 2006, and the area’s median house price is up as well. The actual number of houses for sale is down, though. (Post)
No choice for Metro?
In response to backlash from elected officials about his proposal to make late night service cuts permanent, proposed cut to operating hours, Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld insists that the system cannot have both late night hours and proper maintenance. (NBC4)
The dangers of digging
The standard precautions don’t always help Arlington contractors from breaking utility lines. In 2015, 63% of gas main breaks during construction happened after calls the state’s utility mapping service to plan around pipes. (ARLNow)
Rent my bike
In Oxford, a new app allows people to rent bicycles directly from others for short time periods. The direct bike sharing service has 1,000 users, and will expand if the model is successful. (CityLab)