Metro suspended two train operators after they failed to slow down and nearly hit two track inspectors near National Airport. (WTOP)
Hogan changes tune on Metro funding
When Governor Hogan heard about the idea for a one-cent regional sales tax that would provide Metro with dedicated funding, he shot it down. Now he says he’s willing to “keep an open mind” on the idea. (Post)
Everyone knows that track problems and disabled railcars are frequent culprits for Metro delays. But other, weirder things can happen too, like trains striking deer or birds in the operator cab. (Washingtonian)
Express bus for 14th?
Residents along 14th St NW are fed up with sub-par bus service along the busy corridor, so they’ve formed a riders alliance to push DDOT to introduce express service. (Petworth News)
Judging Maryland’s Marriott deal
Multi-million dollar deals like the one Maryland recently made with Marriott to keep the hotel chain from relocating to another state might not be the best way to drive economic growth. Studies show improvements to quality of life, transportation, and work force training yield better results. (Post)
Airbnb hearts inauguration
Even before a new president is elected, DC residents are listing their homes for rent for inauguration for exorbitant prices, with the average listing for two guests rising from $162 per night to $488. (UrbanTurf)
Behind Glover Park’s name
The namesake of DC’s Glover Park neighborhood is Charles Glover, who began his career in banking and is responsible for beautification projects like the National Arboretum and Rock Creek Park. (Architect of the Capitol)
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