Monday, August 23, 2010

Green D.C. Headlines: August 23, 2010

Va. submits high-speed rail request (Washington Post)
Summary: Virginia has submitted new applications requesting federal funding for high-speed rail, including more than $50 million for the I-95 corridor between Richmond and the District, the commonwealth said yesterday.

Arlington expands HOT lanes lawsuit, discrimination claims (Washington Examiner)
Summary: Charges of race discrimination are a big part of the Arlington County Board's high-occupancy toll lanes lawsuit against Virginia and the federal government, which accuses several federal and state transportation officials of civil rights violations.

Traffic lights for bikes? (Washington Post)
Summary: An experimental project has had traffic signals added on New Hampshire Avenue to shepherd cyclists across 16th Street, and if it's successful, more lights for cyclists could be on the way on U Street.

Washington region bike-sharing network to start (Washington Post)
Summary: Cyclists can sign up for the region's new bike-sharing network, Capital Bikeshare, which is scheduled to debut next month.

Falls Church to end George bus service amid grim budget forecast (Washington Post)
Summary: Falls Church is terminating its local bus service after eight years because of a bleak budget forecast.

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