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When Republic Airways purchased Midwest last summer, USDOT decided to publicly rebid Midwest’s two landing slots at DCA since Republic still controls several under its other subsidiary, Frontier. Industry analysts believe DOT will be looking for airlines planning to serve new destinations. (Post, charlie) (Tip: charlie)Twitter
Virginia to raise speed limits
VDOT will raise the speed limit on many sections of limited-access highway through out the state from 65 to 70. None of these sections are anywhere within 50 40 miles of DC. See the full map here. (WTOP) Twitter
Height debate continued
Ryan Avent responds to Dan, arguing that undeveloped land in NoMa or Navy Yard might already have been developed into more diverse, low-cost use if not for the height restriction. Dan says that’s a nice theory, but it doesn’t work that way in the real world. (The Bellows, Rob Pitingolo) (Tip: Rob Pitingolo)Twitter
The complete overhaul of all the escalator’s moving parts is scheduled to be complete Monday. If all goes well, commuters will no longer endure forced two-way traffic on a single, stationary escalator. (Gazette, Cavan) (Tip: Cavan)Twitter
The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle has moved into a “mixed” neighborhood in DC, but doesn’t want to push anyone out of the neighborhood at the same time that she wants the better services new, higher-income residents inevitably seek. Not possible, she says. Twitter