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The real building is more drab.

Chris Leinberger makes the case for private investment in rail lines, focusing on D.C. [Atlantic]

Examiner plays up the taxpayers’ street car bill… [Examiner]

…the Post points out commercial property owners may be hit up as well. [WaPo]

A conversation with Community Three’s Grant Epstein. [DCMud]

The Washington Post identifies a cultural trend! [WaPo]

Richard Layman calls bullshit. [RPUS]

Students and advocacy groups teaming up to oppose UMD transit plan. [CityBiz]

Surveying the regional housing market. [WaPo]

Today on the market: Live in the “avant-garde” community of Adams Morgan!