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10,000 dockless bicycles and scooters are expected in DC by the year’s end

On Friday, the DDOT opened applications for new dockless bicycle and scooter firms to compete with those currently operating about 5,000 permitted dockless vehicles in DC.  (Andrew Giambrone / Curbed)

Skip halts service to investigate a DC scooter fire

Skip announced it was suspending service in DC and San Francisco on Friday after photos of one of its DC scooters on fire appeared on Twitter. The scooter company said, “We are investigating all potential causes, including foul play.”  (Mayowa Aina / DCist. Tip: Chester B.)

Texas’ governor signs a red-light camera ban

On Saturday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law outlawing traffic cameras from taking images of vehicles speeding through intersections and automatically mailing a ticket to motorists. Road safety advocates say that’s a bad idea.  (Aaron Short / Streetsblog)

A Crystal City developer wants a zoning exception to keep parking

The developer of Crystal House in Crystal City is seeking a rezoning change to maintain its above ground parking.    (Alex Koma / WBJ)

MoCo and Prince George’s leaders want transit, not highway expansion

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s plan to expand the Capital Beltway and I-270 through the use of privately-run toll lanes faces a key vote Wednesday amid concerns raised by residents and officials in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties that other transit solutions were not fully explored first.  (Pamela Wood / Baltimore Sun)

Landfill methane may have sickened residents at a Rockville homeless shelter

Rockville’s only full-time shelter for men experiencing homelessness remains closed while federal inspectors determine whether methane burning from a neighboring landfill caused several residents to become ill.  (Dan Schere / Bethesda Beat)

DC advocates seek to decriminalize sex work for consenting adults

A bill to decriminalize sex work for consenting adults, first introduced in 2017, will be reintroduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso. If passed by the DC Council, the District would become the first major US city to decriminalize sex work among consenting adults.  (Michelle Basch / WTOP)

DC may restore voting rights to prisoners with felony convictions

DC Council Member Robert C. White Jr. along with a majority of the 13-member council, plans to introduce legislation today to repeal part of a 1955 law that bars incarcerated DC residents from voting following a felony conviction. Every state except Maine and Vermont has stripped voting rights from prisoners.  (Fenit Nirappil / Post)

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