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The average building along Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda may be significantly taller in 2035. In the county council's new long-range plan, developers could build taller buildings in exchange for also building green space. (Post)Twitter
Federal inspectors found more aging rail ties on Metro's Orange Line, deeming some to be entirely "non-supportive." Rail ties hold the tracks in lines, and degraded ties likely caused a July derailment near East Falls Church. (Post)Twitter
Urbanists had high hopes for President Obama. According to one expert, the president deserves praise for his work on fair housing, transit-oriented development, and homelessness, but criticism for funding a number of planning efforts but not actual implementation. (CityLab)Twitter
Although we still don't know Donald Trump's specific plan for infrastructure development, there's reason to think he'll move to privatize quite a bit. Removing infrastructure projects from the public realm is hugely risky. (American Prospect)Twitter