Breakfast links: Bigger and better Metro
No extension on extension decision: The MWAA is unwilling to give Loudoun an extension on Silver Line consideration. And the 21 "considerations" from three of the County supervisors appears to be irrelevant as the supervisor with the decisive vote plans to vote yes if financing is done through special tax districts. (Transportation Nation)
Safety on the rise: Three years after the Fort Totten crash, outside groups like the NTSB and Tri-State Oversite Committee think Metro is safer now but several smaller incidents indicate that there is still much work to be done. (Post)
More sprawl faster: One Loudoun road's construction will move to the fast lane and get built 15 years early thanks to a loan from Virginia's new infrastructure bank. The road will help develop an area 3 miles to the closest planned Metro station. (Examiner)
No parking for post: Congressman Chris Van Hollen wants the USPS to relocate a recently opened Bethesda post office because it has no parking. Attempts to lease parking nearby have failed. (Patch)
Hine closer to consensus: The Hine project appears to have figured out how to accommodate the flea market. The overall project will bring in 700 jobs and $7 million a year in taxes. A 5-hour hearing will resume in July and with the flea market and other changes, many opponents are at least partly satisfied. (EMMCA)
Rant wrong on libertarianism, right on DPW failure: A Cato blogger blames big government privacy intrusion for his car getting towed for unpaid tickets. He got the privacy issue wrong, but DPW did really fail in losing track of his car. (Cato, DCist)
Crystal City will be more crystal-like: The revamped Crystal City will see less brown concrete and more glass in its buildings. Buildings will also be taller and have more active ground floors. (City Paper)
And...: Arlington County wants your input on how the new Carlin Springs Road bridge will look. (Steve Offutt) ... Cheh and Wells attempt to head off streetcar delays from Marion Barry's objection. (Examiner) ... Cleveland Park's ANC opposes a farmers' market because a local grocer worries about the competition. (Ward3DC) ... The writer of this nasty letter to a cyclist is definitely not a civil Washingtonian. (PoP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- Prince George's County struggles to get trails right
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money