Breakfast links: Unfortunate contradictions
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Cyclist killed in Arlington:
A cyclist was struck and killed
at the an Arlington intersection where officials have been planning safety improvements. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating. (ARLnow)
Walmart a wash for jobs:
2 years after a Walmart opened in a Chicago neighborhood, the number of jobs lost by businesses that closed was essentially equal to the number of jobs created by Walmart
. The businesses that closed also had paid similar wages and benefits to the new Walmart jobs. (Post)
Schumer wants Amtrak 'no-ride' list:
After officials reported that al Qaeda had discussed targeting trains, Senator Chuck Schumer called for a "no-ride" list
and passenger screening on Amtrak. (NYT, Matt')
More rest for operators?:
The Tri-State Oversight Committee wants to increase the time off
required between shifts for Metro operators to allow 8 hours of sleep, but has met resistance from the ATU, since members are cashing in on overtime
PATH crash injures dozens:
A crash yesterday morning
at the PATH train station in Hoboken, New Jersey sent 34 people to the hospital. The train overshot the end of the track and crashed into a bumper. The cause has not been released. (NJ.com, Matt')
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