Breakfast links: Slower or faster
Residents made traffic safer: Residents concerned about traffic and speeding in Arlington's Williamsburg neighborhood worked to create a plan and got it passed. Now a 4-lane road will become 2 with a median and bike lanes. (Post, HStreetLL)
Montgomery pushes Glenmont development: Eager to spur redevelopment at Glenmont, Montgomery's planning board is considering a "use it or lose it" bonus, giving owners extra density but only if move quickly. (Gazette)
Retail doesn't come to stations: A deal with
Redbox a Redbox-like company to add kiosks to Metro stations never happened, but a kiosk for tours on the Mall did. The agency previously rejected ideas of selling food, so any meaningful retail in stations is now unlikely. (Examiner)
Bad bank deals hurt transit agencies: 12 big-city transit agencies, including WMATA, still pay millions every year for bad deals they made with banks pre-recession. This costs WMATA $11 million a year; NJ Transit loses $83 million. (Streetsblog)
House rejects transportation extremism: Maybe Democrats and Republicans aren't so far apart on transportation after all. A tea party-supported resolution to cut transportation spending failed 323 to 82, exposing divisions in the GOP. (Streetsblog)
Should poorer kids get priority at charters?: A task force will consider giving kids who live nearby a preference to get into DC charter schools. What about giving lower-income kids a preference as well, suggests DCFPI?
Bike bits: The Mount Vernon Trail will get a few fixes after Congressman Moran asked. ... Vornado suggests a new connection to the trail in Rosslyn. ... Here's how cyclists rode among streetcar tracks 100 years ago. (WashCycle)
And...: A Seoul train gets a beach. (BeyondDC) ... Chicago will shut down an entire line for 5 months for repairs. (Tribune, Ben Ross) ... 2 die on the Wilson Bridge. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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