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)
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)
Community garden plots in demand and disrepair
Arlington’s more than 200 community garden plots are in high demand amongst condo and apartment dwellers, yet some of the plots remain untended, in poor condition, or filled with debris. (ARLnow)
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)