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Bundle up, because the entire Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area is under a frost advisory this morning.


The National Capital Region’s Transportation Planning Board on Wednesday approved a sweeping plan for managing population and transit growth over the next two decades, the Post reports. The plan, called Visualize 2045, attempts to anticipate––and help the greater D.C. area plan for––some three million additional trips each day. It’s comprised of leaders from at least 23 local jurisdictions, plus transit officials.

  • One part of the plan enumerates some 600 highway and transit projects that transit officials believe there is enough money to fund. If executed, those projects would add about 1,400 miles of highways to the area––though they’d also cost an estimated $291 billion.

  • A second part of the plan would see WMATA expanding Metro service. (The decision would thrill urbanist advocacy groups like Greater Greater Washington, which have been pushing this point for years.)


  • Ride-hailing company Lyft joins the dockless scooter game in D.C. [WTOP]

  • Black students in D.C. are nearly 12 times more likely than white students to be disciplined. [WAMU]

  • Evidence has emerged indicating Donald Trump was involved in the FBI’s decision about where to put its new headquarters. [DCist]

  • D.C. will have representation on this season of Bravo’s Top Chef. [WCP]

  • Does the District’s expensive street-sweeping operation do substantial good? [WAMU]

  • The city solicits applications for its first “night mayor.” [Post]

  • Closing arguments in the so-called “mansion murders” will begin on Monday, as the trial winds to a close. [Fox 5]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Win $5K or a trip to the Caribbean by crafting a killer Halloween costume. [WCP]

  • You’ve never seen a salad like this before. [WCP]

  • The latest Whole Foods opens with plenty of bells and whistles. [Washingtonian]

  • When you want to cook but detest grocery shopping. [Post]

  • Some think the slow food movement is elitist. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen(tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Pinky Swear’s latest production at the Anacostia Playhouse takes a hard look at the aftermath of a mass shooting in a community. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Melissa McCarthy debuts a stellar dramatic performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? [WCP]

  • You can sign up to do yoga with an orchestra in an abandoned Metro stop converted into an arts space, if that’s your thing. [Washingtonian]

  • The Fall celebrates the power of students. [WCP]

  • The inaugural African American Film Festival is coming to the NMAAHC this weekend. Here’s what you need to know. [WAMU]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Kelly Olynyk strikes again. The former Boston Celtics forward was back to his old Wizards-killing ways with a last second putback layup to help the Miami Heat beat the Wizards, 113-112, on Washington’s opening night. [Bullets Forever]

  • Cyclocross bicycle races—a combination of road and mountain biking—will be in D.C. on Oct. 20 and 21 for the DCCX event at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Northwest. [DC Mountain Bike Team]

  • The Wayne Rooney revolution has taken D.C. United from one of the worst teams in Major League Soccer to the verge of making the playoffs. A win Sunday against NYC FC would guarantee United a spot in the postseason. [Black & Red United]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)


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