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Maryland's new Senator Chris Van Hollen says it's going to be tough for Metro to get more federal funding or even maintain its current funding levels without making improvements to safety, management, or securing dedicated funding locally. (Bethesda Beat)Twitter
One Arlington apartment is renting out up to 168 of its as-yet unrented units on Airbnb for the upcoming inauguration, taking advantage of the county's new rules on short term rentals. (DC Inno)Twitter
While Metro will open early in order to help funnel inauguration crowds downtown on Friday, the weekend will have regular service. That means a midnight closure on Friday and no early opening for the Women's March on Washington on Saturday (WTOP)Twitter
Maryland Governor Hogan wants to spend $65 million to invest in jobs in green industries and to increase the state's tax credit for electric cars. While some environmentalists are applauding his plans, others say they don't go far enough and blame him for vetoing much stronger laws. (Post)Twitter
DC has filed the zoning application for the Ward 3 homeless shelter off of Wisconsin Avenue. The shelter has drawn opposition from neighbors, who filed a suit this summer in District Superior Court arguing that the city didn't allow neighborhood input. (Urban Turf)Twitter
Over 40% of counties in America now have not only dramatic income inequality, but also high levels of poverty. Many of the remaining counties see either one or the other of these economic forces as well. (CityLab)Twitter