Breakfast links: Down to the wire
Loudoun decide on Silver Line: Today, the board of supervisors will make a decision on the Silver Line in Loudoun County. With four supervisors expressing support, only one more vote is needed for the Silver Line to proceed in Loudoun. (Examiner)
Gray criticizes slow Pepco: As more than 40,000 DC residents remained without power on Monday, Mayor Gray berated Pepco for its slow progress in restoring power after this weekend's storm. Gray's Hillcrest home was also without power. (Post)
Pepco too close to local officials?: Gray might be tough on Pepco, but its lobbyists are very close to most DC officials, who don't criticize it. (WAMU) ... Also, an Atlantic editor argues WTOP is softer on Pepco after the utility became a major advertiser.
Mapping DC's power outages: DC's power outages from this weekend's storm lie predominantly on the edges of the city. In the ZIP code encompassing Chevy Chase 64% of households were without power yesterday. (Post)
Ohio Congressman targets streetcar funding: An Ohio Congressman added an amendment to the transportation bill banning federal money for Cincinnati's streetcars. Funding streetcar projects remains difficult. (Cincinnati Enquirer, Adam S.)
Apartments sell themselves through bikability: Apartment buildings across the area are using bike-accessibility as a major selling point. Beyond just bike parking areas, some buildings loan out bicycles or even offer bicycle repair rooms. (Post Express)
DC taxis threaten strike: DC taxi drivers threaten to strike over taxi modernization plan. They oppose the proposed GPS tracking of cabs, and worry that penalties imposed for minor infractions are too high. (Examiner)
And...: DC will mostly keep a ban on swimming in the Potomac. (DCist) ... A sign bans texting while biking on the Capital Crescent Trail. (TheWashCycle) ... VDOT lifts HOV restrictions on I-66 after the storm. (ARLnow) ... Another Ride-On bus catches fire. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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