Breakfast links: Lined up two-by-two
Region sees flash floods: Yesterday's torrential rains flooded local roads, the Beltway, and I-66. (Post) ... One man even went tubing down Route 29 in Fairfax. (We Love DC)
Dupont may lose an entrance: WMATA may close the entire south entrance of the Dupont Circle station for a year to replace all 3 escalators. The agency will install a spiral
escalator stair in a vent shaft for emergencies. (Post)
Countdown to the bus: Metro looks to install 155 real-time bus arrival screens by next year. (WMATA) ... Arrival predictions are only as good as the GPS equipment on the buses. (DCist) ... Let's hope the signs are as sleek as these.
Redesign 3 Mall sites: NPS and the Trust for the National Mall are seeking design proposals to renovate 3 sites on the Mall: Union Square, Constitution Gardens, and the Sylvan Theater. (Roll Call)
Watch out for falling trusses: A developer started demolition to make way for the Walmart coming to Georgia Avenue in Brightwood. It turns out they didn't have a permit for the demolition. (The Brightwoodian) ... Update: it was all a misunderstanding and they had the permit. (WBJ)
Is communication Gray's problem?: The city's main functions are running smoothly, so why does so much chaos surround Mayor Gray? Maybe the communications team is the problem, argues Chuck Thies. (The Georgetown Dish)
Obama pushes infrastructure, Republicans push back: President Obama made a strong push for infrastructure in his jobs speech, but Republicans are more interested in deep cuts to transportation, especially livability. Though the Senate might extend the current bill without cutting bike/ped funding, at least for now. (Streetsblog)
And...: The Capital Bikeshare CANstrution won the juror's choice award. (Dexigner) ... DC schools suffer a notably high "exit rate", especially at the schools east of the river. (MetroTrends) ... Tommy Wells warns not to "demogogue by demographics." (Post)Have a tip or life vest for the links? Submit it here.
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