24 Feb 2015


Hill Buzz


Photo by Jim Havard on Flickr


  • According to Roll Call, Capitol Police were told to enforce the sledding ban last week because “a lawmaker formally complained” and that “it was the head of the appropriations committee who insisted on enforcement because he did not like the appearance of having the public sled next to the Capitol.”
  • Washington Business Journal and JDLand reported that the Akridge properties at Half Street by the Ballpark have been sold to JBG.
  • ANC 6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven shared a recap of this month’s ANC meeting.
  • In the ongoing saga of the streetcars, Housing Complex and The Washington Post reported that an unexplained “flash fire” on the streetcar tracks is adding to concerns about the system’s safety. And Curbed DC examined the long long history of the streetcar to date.
  • City Desk noted that the current tally of streetcar tickets issued so far is 748. Beyond the streetcar tracks “DPW has issued 70,919 tickets for an expired meter, 20,177 for failure to display current tags, and 17,856 “Registration of Out-of-State Automobiles” warnings” so far in fiscal year 2015.
  • The Washington Post reported that a federal judge heard arguments for a petition for a preliminary injunction that would halt reconstruction plans for the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project.

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