The FTA is proposing new bus safety regulations that increase the average passenger weight assumption from 150 to 175 pounds and increase the floor space required per passenger. (Bloomberg, Alex B.) (Tip: Alex B.)
DC At-Large Candidates Sekou Biddle and Bryan Weaver received the highest scores from the city’s Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance, which rates candidates’ positions on marriage equality, HIV and other issues. (DCist)
Former PG Exec influencing development?
Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne Curry, who is particularly proud of bringing sprawl-driving FedEx field and National Harbor to the county, is regaining influence in the county’s development with an equity interest in New Carrolton TOD and several former staffers in County jobs. (Post)
Gray will let Brodsky go
Mayor Gray will not reappoint alcohol control board chair Charles Brodsky in light of accusations that Brodsky used his position to gain sponsorships and neighborhood support for his National Marathon event. Gray may actively remove Brodsky pending investigation results. (Examiner)
A developer who believes
A big property owner is revitalizing a small upstate NY town, by providing low rents to small Main Street business, requiring them to leave lights on at night, stay open in the evenings and change the window displays quarterly. (NYT)