Breakfast links: Bumper weekend
Driver strikes 3 protestors... intentionally?: A driver hit 3 protestors outside the Convention Center on Friday. Police say protestors jumped in front of and on the car, but the victims say the driver deliberately sped up to hit them. (Post)
WMATA wants to break radio silence: In recent emergency situations, such as the Orange Line meltdown following a suicide last month, WMATA communications were impacted by radio dead zones. Comprehensive fixes will take time. (Examiner)
Borrowing is the new stealing?: A Metro employee stole some stuff, and Prince George's refuse to prosecute. That's old news, but what's not old news is that the employee claims it's just "borrowing," not stealing. Okay. (Post)
Attend a town hall by hashtag: The latest town hall meeting for DC's sustainability strategy is digital: OP and DDOE are hosting a Twitter town hall today at noon.
Gentrification, or more diversity?: Amidst all the angst about changing demographics within Greater Washington, one commentator sees "gentrification" as a good thing: a trend of increasing diversity that strengthens neighborhoods. (The City Journal)
DC Democrats become less democratic: The DC Democratic State Committee has replaced elections for its members with a caucus. Party leaders say the new election date makes it necessary, but others say it's an attempt to strengthen insiders. (Post)
RI Ave ped/bike bridge moving forward: DDOT has started seeking bids for the pedestrian and bicycle bridge to Rhode Island Ave Metro. This will help people on the Met Branch Trail and neighborhoods west of the CSX tracks reach the station.
And...: The NRA thinks Tommy Wells should buy an SUV, after his deer collision. (City Paper) ... A new stretch of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail opens. (MyFoxDC) ... The Purple Line will only take 8½ minutes from Silver Spring to Bethesda. (ACT)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Cyclists are special and do have their own rules
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money
- ICC losing bus service in classic bait and switch