Breakfast links: Too close to call
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How long should Dupont take?:
Though other transit agencies from Montreal to Moscow expressed doubt
that escalator replacement should take 8 months, the extremely complicated work required for the Dupont escalators may just call for that much time. (Post, charlie)
Tangherlini in at GSA:
In the wake of a spending scandal that forced resignations, former DDOT and WMATA chief and former DC city administrator Dan Tangherlini will head the GSA
at least temporarily. (City Paper)
Anti-harassment campaign kicks off:
Metro launched its anti-sexual harassment campaign
on Monday. In addition to a website and email address for easier reporting and special training for employees, the campaign features advertisements from Boston's MBTA that the agency is licensing free of cost to WMATA. (DCist)
Why can't we be friends?:
In a surprising move, Georgetown University and neighbors jointly requested more time
in the hopes of working out differences with the university's campus plan. (Patch)
Biking could save billions:
More than one third of Copenhagen's population commutes to work by bike. If American's commuted in the same rates it would save $17 billion
, mainly in health care costs. (Business Insider)
Social network urban planning:
A service in New Orleans called Neighborland allows neighbors to plan collectively
and have their voices heard by elected officials. The service is now expanding to other cities. (Grist)
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