For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.
In the News
It’s COLD today in the Alexandria, Virginia area – warm weather returns soon As we exit April and enter May this week, spring and summer tug back and forth. (CWG)
Alexandria getting ready to cause more cut through traffic in the city Hundreds oppose the potential reduction of Seminary Road’s vehicular lanes, ahead of city staff’s final recommendation, set for next month, about how to reconfigure that traffic artery through central Alexandria. (Alexandria Gazette)
Alexandria’s FY2020 budget discussion heads into final stretch Council held its preliminary add/delete session for the fiscal year 2020 budget on Tuesday night. During discussion, councilors widely expressed a commitment to finding a delete for every addition in order to maintain the existing tax rate. (Alexandria Times)
FTA releases final batch of Metro inspection reports The Federal Transit Administration has released its final batch of Metro inspection reports, completing the transfer of direct safety oversight for the rail system to the new Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. (WTOP)
How clean are D.C.’s rivers? How clean is the Potomac River, the Anacostia River, and Rock Creek? A group of volunteers are testing the water every week to see how safe it is for human contact and how often it meets EPA standards, and publishing their results online. (WAMU)
(Image via City of Alexandria)