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Virginia’s governing transportation body approved the transfer of Columbia Pike from VDOT to Arlington County, clearing the way for redevelopment of the corridor and the planned Columbia Pike streetcar. (ARLnow) (Tip: Gavin)Twitter
Trader Joe’s is planning to open a new location less than a block away from the Clarendon Metro station. Still, final approval likely hinges on TJ’s demand to have dedicated free parking spaces. (ARLNow, Nick) (Tip: Nick)Twitter
WMATA is considering a new 99 express bus along the 90/92/93 route. There are three public meetings next week to discuss that and other potential improvements to the line family. (TBD) (Tip: Erik W)Twitter
Using Census Transportation Planning Package data, Harry Kao has created a tool to map commutes from or to a given zip code. The tool does not work with transit directions and because of its use of zipcodes doesn’t provide an accurate picture for short, intracity commutes, but it’s still very cool. (Hairy Cow) (Tip: Erik W)Twitter