The new Potomac Water Taxi will shuttle passengers between the Georgetown Waterfront, the Wharf, and Old Town Alexandria starting this week, and will expand the route to National Harbor next spring. The boats will run every 80 minutes to two hours. (Jack Pointer / WTOP)Twitter
The County Council passed a bill to allow short term rentals with restrictions on the number of nights an owner can rent, the number of people that can stay in a rental, and the types of units that can be rented out on short-term sites. (Andrew Metcalf / Bethesda Beat)Twitter
Metro wants to win back riders, but they shouldn't expect to be incentivized by more trains or reduced fares. Instead, Metro hopes to win over people who have abandoned the service, and to encourage more people to ride during off-peak hours. (Martin Di Caro / WAMU)Twitter
Federal housing benefits disproportionately enrich wealthy households, and this disparity is even more pronounced in the Washington region. On average, high-income households received $3,290 in housing help, while low-income households received $580. (Kathy Orton / Post)Twitter
The National Park Service tested a way to clean the black gunk known as biofilm off the Jefferson Memorial using a laser to remove the detritus without harming the stone. The results were so successful that they hope to clear the rest of the monument that way. (Jack Moore / WTOP)Twitter
Five new buildings adding hundreds of new housing units and retail space along Howard Road are coming to Poplar Point in Southeast DC. New adjustments to the development plan will include improvements to the nearby Anacostia Metro station. (Nena Perry-Brown / Urban Turf)Twitter
The DC Council is considering amendments to the new paid family leave act. However, City Administrator Rashad Young testified that the council has failed to set aside enough money, which could make it difficult to begin offering benefits as planned in July 2020. (Tina Reed / WBJ)Twitter
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