Senators from states on the Northeast Corridor, including both of Maryland’s, have asked USDOT Secretary LaHood to reallocate Florida’s high-speed rail money toward improving service in the northeast. But 2 Florida state senators have filed a lawsuit to force Governor Rick Scott not to reject the money. (Transportation Nation) Twitter
Philanthropy in all the wrong places?
An anonymous donor saved the National Arboretum’s famous azaleas at the last minute, but many, more vital social programs around the region haven’t had the same luck as they sit on the chopping block. (Post) Twitter
In Porto Allegre, Brazil, a driver plowed through a crowd of people participating in a monthly Critical Mass ride. Fortunately, no one was killed. The man claims his actions were in self-defense. (TheCityFix, Rutiger) (Tip: Rutiger)Twitter