Morning Notes

Small Businesses Face High Price of Operating in Bethesda — With longtime Bethesda favorite Bruce Variety on its way out of Bradley Shopping Center, other small business owners spoke about the financial challenges they face. [The Gazette]

WSSC Begins Final Paving, Opens 1 Southbound Lane of Connecticut Avenue — After yesterday’s water main break left all three southbound lanes at Franklin Street closed and flooded, WSSC says one lane is getting by this morning, the break is fixed and final paving should start at 9 a.m. [WSSC via Twitter]

No Metro Fare Hikes Coming This Year — Metro’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget does not include a fare hike, consistent with the transit system’s policy to make fare change every two years. Metro raised fares last year. Significant track work and more maintenance work will continue. [Washington Post]

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