A redesigned Buzzard Point Park will include easier access to the Anacostia River (with kayak rentals!) as well as playgrounds and public art next to the new Riverwalk Trail. The National Park Service is decideing between two final concepts, one of which would create a pedestrian promenade that goes out over the water. (SWTLQTC)Twitter
A little-known federal law lets states keep traffic information secret so they can't get sued for not doing something when they know a road is dangerous. A Bethesda man says Maryland hid multiple crash reports when deciding not to install a turn signal at an intersection where three people were killed in February. (Reveal News)Twitter
Arlington's "intersection of doom," where the Custis Trail meets Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, is known for vehicle/bicycle collisions. This proposal could make it much safer by 2019. (WashCycle)Twitter
Commuters should keep an eye on Metro's continuing efforts to improve, how drivers adjust to new HOT lanes on I-66 inside the Beltway, and Maryland's $100 million plan for easing congestion on I-270. That's according to the Washington Post's lead transportation columnist. (Post)Twitter
Since being proposed nearly 100 years ago, MTA's Second Avenue subway line has suffered nearly as many setbacks. But on January 1st, three new stations along the Q line finally opened to the public. (Verge)Twitter
Portland and Vancouver have both seen astronomical rises in home and rent prices over the last few years. New programs aimed at assisting renters and buyers can help individual households but they don't alleviate region-wide supply problems. (City Observatory)Twitter
Services like Uber and Lyft could replicate 98% of what NYC's 14,000 yellow cabs do with just 3,000 cars and an algorithm – if passengers are willing to share. The algorithm, developed at MIT, even gets smarter over time. (Post)Twitter
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