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Metro's 29-hour system-wide, emergency shutdown last year was a defining moment in the history of the transit system as it brought some hard truths about Metro's condition to light and marked a new era of tough decisions on how to improve things. Here's how it happened, from the perspective of Metro's leaders. ( Faiz Siddiqui, Martine Powers / Post)Twitter
A conservative think tank says the best way for Metro to address its fiscal woes is with dedicated funding through taxes. The group also said that Metro is managing its money well compared to other major transit organizations. (Max Smith / WTOP)Twitter
A proposed development in Westbard may stand on a forgotten African-American cemetery. The Montgomery County Planning Board, the redeveloper, and a concerned nearby African-American church couldn't agree on how to best study the issue, so they are now working with a mediator. (Bill Turque / Post )Twitter
The McMillan Sand Filtration site redevelopers justify how they'll manage density, gentrification, storm water, and green space in new documentation, as they wait to make their case to the public, again. (Nena Perry-Brown / UrbanTurf)Twitter
Out-of-control housing costs could be bad news for our region. What if we created a quasi-governmental, regional housing corporation that focused on building opportunity for the middle class, like Aspen, Colorado did in the early '90s? (Roger Lewis / Post)Twitter
The White House budget proposal calls for cuts to programs that could jeopardize mass transit projects across the country, like the Purple Line. However, there are absolutely no changes to highway funding in the proposal. (Angie Schmitt / Streetsblog)Twitter