DOWNTOWN: Who isn't intrigued by the site of dirt and a good mystery? A reader sends in this photo, wondering what's coming. What else would it be? This, according to Blogdowntown, is a forthcoming parking lot. This is at Broadway and Olympic, and the blog has more.
WASHINGTON, DC: The mayor testified before the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee on the 30/10 plan to build 12 transportation projects before you're old (he's been pounding the pavement a lot). Staffer Sarah Hamilton, tweeted throughout. Our bureaucratic translator is on the fritz, but this sounds like the takeaway: "Essentially, the Secretary of Transportation could act as the federal loan officer for qualifying large-scale transportation plans." [Twitter]