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Breakfast links: The clash over the District’s Airbnb regulations escalates


What’s stopping DC’s new Airbnb law from being implemented?

Even though the DC Council overwhelmingly a bill that imposes caps on Airbnb rentals, the law has yet to be implemented because the mayor's office has so far failed to deliver a report necessary to start the process. Now, the council is considering withholding permits for government buildings to get her to issue the report.  (Martin Austermuhle / WAMU)

Workers aim to fix “Braddock hump” during shutdown of Blue and Yellow lines

A focal point of the 15-week shutdown for portions of the Blue and Yellow lines that begins on May 25 will be the “Braddock hump,” where a section of the platform is currently higher than the level of the railcar floor, posing a risk for passengers.  (Paul Duggan / Post)

A woman injured by Metro police wants to amend the WMATA compact

A woman who was injured when a Metro transit police officer arrested her for alleged fare evasion wants legislators to amend the WMATA compact, which protects the authority from civil claims.  (George Kevin Jordan / Afro)

Poll: Most support MD toll lanes but worry about cost and impact on housing

While more than 60% of area residents in the Post's poll support adding toll lanes to I-270 and I-495, nearly three-quarters are worried that expanding toll lanes could destroy some homes, and 70% are concerned about the cost of the tolls.  (Katherine Shaver and Emily Guskin / Post)

The DC Council might nix free Circulator rides

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's $3.1 million request to keep Circulator rides free in next year's budget proposal is getting pushback from many DC councilmembers who say the waived fares mainly benefits residents in the city's wealthiest neighborhoods.  (Luz Lazo / Post)

New traffic crossing lights in MoCo are part of effort to improve pedestrian safety

The fourth high-intensity traffic signal in Montgomery County was just installed on Aspen Hill Road in Wheaton last week. The new signals contain extra lights and part of the county's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate pedestrian deaths.  (Dan Schere / Bethesda Beat)

A new program help makes homeownership a reality for 50 in College Park

A new program launched four years ago that provides $15,000 loans to people employed at the University of Maryland or the City of College Park has so far resulted in 50 homes being purchased.  (Brent Abel / The Diamondback)

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