Morning Notes

Leggett Says County Can’t Afford Bus Transit System — County Executive Isiah Leggett this week said the county can not afford a proposed bus rapid transit network that would take lanes on county roads for  new bus routes. He said the county should focus on putting the system in on already congested roads such as Rockville Pike. [Washington Examiner]

Chevy Chase Village Looks Back At Election — At a program in Chevy Chase Village tonight, veteran journalist and former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb will speak about the outcome of last week’s election. The program runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Chevy Chase Village Hall (5906 Connecticut Ave.).

Ledecky Talks About Returning to Normal Life — Bethesda resident and Stone Ridge School sophomore Katie Ledecky became a worldwide story after winning a swimming gold medal this summer. Now, the 15-year-old is getting back in her normal routine after a whirlwind summer. [Bethesda Magazine]

For now, MCPS Declines To Close Schools On Islamic Holiday — The Board of Education yesterday decided against giving students a day off of school to accomodate a growing number of Muslim students, at least for next school year. The Board was finalizing the 2012-2013 school calendar. [Washington Post]

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