A few pieces of news I heard recently:
1. DDOT is installing the new contraflow bike lanes on G Street right now from Maryland Avenue to Union Station.
2. The Transit Benefit Act of 2013 lives. As reported earlier, it was withdrawn in November, but the Mayor's office replied recently that it was immediately reintroduced as part of B20-573 - the "Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013." There was a hearing on it in January (see the video here) and a fact sheet here. You can track the bill here.
3. While digging around on Legiscan, I found this in a bill authorizinig payment to Alta for another year of managing CaBi:
On December 21, 2013, the District exercised a partial option for one (1) month, while it secured the funding for the remainder of the option period. During that time, it was brought to the attention of DDOT that Alta's bicycle supplier had filed for bankruptcy. DDOT had verbal communication with the Alta (sic), which assured the program and procurement staff that Alta had a contingency plan that would ensure continuity of operations without any disruption. On February 10, 2014, DDOT received Alta's plan which outlined its expectation of its bicycle supplier as well as its own contingency plan. The plan stated that the main equipment supplier is expected to fulfill call center services and to fill any outstanding orders for stations and spare parts while under bankruptcy protection.