Breakfast links: Silver on the line
Virginia officials talk Silver Line savings: Loudoun supervisors will meet today to discuss proposals by Ray LaHood to reduce the cost of the Silver Line by transferring costs of some parking garages and one station to Loudoun and Fairfax, as well as building the Dulles Airport station above ground. (Examiner)
Metro morsels: More than 100 escalators were out in May, putting reliability short of targets (WTOP) ... Bus on-time performance is low as well (Examiner) ... Ken Cuccinelli is considering suing MWAA for doing a deal with a union (Post) ... New bus routes will go to BRAC sites. (Examiner)
Johnson resigns, but not fast enough: Leslie Johnson resigned from the Prince George's County Council, days after pleading guilty to destroying evidence related to corruption. Her resignation is effective July 31, but the council wants her to resign immediately, and voted to take all her staff and office budget away. (WAMU)
Car sharing bidding "backward policy"?: DDOT's move to charge for car sharing spaces is bad policy, argues Clayton Lane, effectively making everyone but car owners (now, even car sharers) pay for their use of public space. (TheCityFix)
Ward 1 ANCs discuss bike lanes, parking: Adams Morgan's ANC is voting on whether to complete bike lanes on Columbia Road. You can show support at the meeting, 7 pm tonight (WABA) ... A Columbia Heights ANC meeting will discuss Monday whether to restrict RPP parking on one side of every street to only residents with Ward 1 stickers.
Preserve Washington artifacts or empty space?: Tudor Place has the Washington family's papers and household items, but needs new climate-controlled facilities to preserve them; some Georgetown neighbors oppose plans to expand the building. (TBD)
When automobilization was new: A 1958 article in Fortune anticipates many of the problems with the then-new Interstate Highway System, including traffic engineers' penchant for building what's fastest without being sensitive to existing neighborhoods.
And...: Could DC's waterfront east of the Anacostia River look like Brooklyn's? (City Paper) ... Sierra Club volunteers dive through dumpsters to see if retailers are recycling (WAMU) ... Want to try Zipcar's "low-car diet" and go car-free for a month? Apply here.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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