Loudoun supervisors will meet today to discuss proposals by Ray LaHood to reduce the cost of the Silver Line by transferring costs of some parking garages and one station to Loudoun and Fairfax, as well as building the Dulles Airport station above ground. (Examiner) Twitter
Leslie Johnson resigned from the Prince George’s County Council, days after pleading guilty to destroying evidence related to corruption. Her resignation is effective July 31, but the council wants her to resign immediately, and voted to take all her staff and office budget away. (WAMU) Twitter
Car sharing bidding “backward policy”?
DDOT’s move to charge for car sharing spaces is bad policy, argues Clayton Lane, effectively making everyone but car owners (now, even car sharers) pay for their use of public space. (TheCityFix) Twitter
Tudor Place has the Washington family’s papers and household items, but needs new climate-controlled facilities to preserve them; some Georgetown neighbors oppose plans to expand the building. (TBD) Twitter
When automobilization was new
A 1958 article in Fortune anticipates many of the problems with the then-new Interstate Highway System, including traffic engineers’ penchant for building what’s fastest without being sensitive to existing neighborhoods. Twitter