The WMATA Board is pondering possible cuts to both rail and bus service. Cutting late night hours is probably out, but limited closings might still happen for maintenance. … Bus fareboxes didn’t “spring forward” with Daylight Saving Time. (Examiner)
Pass the negligent driving bill
WABA head Shane Farthing explains why Maryland’s negligent driving bill is so important in a Post op-ed. The bill passed the House of Delegates and has a Senate hearing Wednesday, but committee chairman Brian Frosh is unsure about the bill.
2 of 4 HPRB nominations may cause problems
Mayor Gray has made 4 HPRB nominations: existing members Maria Casarella and Elinor Bacon; Nancy Metzger, who is currently involved in a preservation lawsuit against DC; and Niani Kilkenny, who might not meet the historian qualifications under federal rules. (Housing Complex)
UDC wants to grow in people, not cars
UDC has an ambitious plan to transform itself into a residential campus and grow by thousands of students. But they hope to do so without building lots of parking. Old-fashioned Tenleytown residents are incredulous. (Housing Complex)
Drivers are safer, other road users…?
Deaths in traffic crashes have declined to the lowest since 1949. Ashley Halsey’s lede credits this to drivers being “surrounded by air bags, buckled in place and fearful of drunk driving,” but makes no mention of pedestrians or cyclists. (Post)
Tysons Corner 22102
Tysons Corner has finally gotten its own postal designation, allowing addresses there to say “Tysons Corner, VA” instead of being split between McLean 22102 and Vienna 22108. The new designation is optional. (Post)