Morning, Washingtonians. If you’re a Virginia voter, today’s the day you vote in nine state senate primary races. Looks like today is going to be just as nice as yesterday, Capital Weather Gang says, with highs in low to mid 80s.
First Streetcars Coming in Two Years: Frozen Tropics reports that the District Department of Transportation announced the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line will open no later than 2013. The agency asked for bids to design the remaining elements of the streetcar system, including the car turnarounds and a “car barn” to store and maintain streetcar units.
Rosecraft Raceway to Reopen Thursday: Maryland racetrack Rosecraft is scheduled to reopen for simulcast betting on Thursday after it has been shuttered for more than three years. Penn National Gambling picked up the racetrack in February and plans to have live racing on October 21. Rosecraft’s owners plan to hold races 54 days over next winter and spring, Liz Essley at the Washington Examiner reports.
Booz Allen Faces Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit: A woman who worked with consulting giant Booz Allen has sued the company for $40 million over allegations of sex discrimination. Margo Fitzpatrick, a former partner with the company, filed a lawsuit Thursday that alleges the company denied women a chance to move into leadership positions. She says when she complained about it, she was fired. NBC4 reports that this is the second sex discrimination lawsuit filed against the company in the last month.
DDOT to Redo Ninth And Florida Intersection: Greater Greater Washington has DDOT’s three proposed options for redoing the Ninth Street and Florida Avenue, Northwest, intersection, as well as some opinions about which one is the best. GGW is disappointed DDOT didn’t consider a roundabout option.
Briefly Noted: Plummeting housing prices in Baltimore mean you can pick up a house for $10,000 or less. . . . The Washington Post picked a winner for its Date Lab contest. . . . Montgomery County is holding a free foreclosure workshop for homeowners who have lost their homes that have been laid off or had an unexpected medical expense to highlight the state’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance program.