Breakfast links: Timeliness
Silver Line back on schedule: The Silver Line's first phase will open only 11 days late rather than the 6 months late originally projected. Contractors accelerated work on some parts of line, making up for lost time. (Examiner)
Red Line will be bad for 3 years: Repairs on the Red Line will continue for at least 3 years. Single-tracking and escalator repair will continue to 2015, at which time on-time performance should rise from 88.9% to 92-93%. (Examiner)
Metrobus driver mitigated crash: The fatal December Rockville Pike Metrobus crash could have been much worse if not for the quick reactions of Metro driver Lennitta Bryant who turned at the last moment to deflect some of the impact of an on coming pickup truck. Bryant is still recovering from the crash at home. (NBC4)
Revise, resubmit, repeat: The Adams Morgan hotel project has resubmitted their design with changes requested by the historic preservation board, including a two-foot height reduction, a red-brick exterior, and setbacks along Chaplain. (WBJ)
Catching school bus violators: School bus stop signs will get cameras in Montgomery County. Drivers routinely flout a law requiring them to stop when a school bus lets kids on or off. Tickets are $250. (WAMU)
Cash cows get a lean diet: Montgomery and Fairfax Counties account for huge portions of their states' budgets, but receive less than a quarter of it back. (Examiner)
Prince George's considers bag fee: Prince George's state legislators are considering a bag fee, following DC and Montgomery County. The state legislature must give the county permission first; a bill to do that failed last session. (Baltimore Sun)
And...: Why do more escalators go up than down? It's all about the traffic flow. (Post) ... Los Angeles considers plan B in case they can't get federal funding for their transit plans. (Streetsblog) ... NCPC approves designs for a Bethesda intelligence campus. (WBJ)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Bikeshare is a gateway to private biking, not competition
- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Short-term Washingtonians deserve a voice, too
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- Public land deals have both benefits and pitfalls
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- PG planners propose bold new smart growth future