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Metro’s not so bad, compared to the alternatives. [Post]

Graphing station-by-station walkability for each Metro line. [GGW]

The federal fight over transit funding continues. [National Journal]

Renderings of the townhouses and condos coming to an old Capitol Hill school. [UrbanTurf]

D.C.’s private van service for commuters launches today. [Post]

In an age of fragmentation and consolidation, what’s the right size for a city? [Guardian]

Visitors to National Parks boosted D.C.’s economy by $685 million last year. [DCist]

A profile of the Southwest Waterfront, on the cusp on change. [UrbanTurf]

Today on the market: Southwest studio—-$155,000