Weekend links: Buckle up
Photo by Rhys Asplundh on Flickr.
Heat may be damaging roads:
The hot weather is also affecting roads. The Virginia DOT has warned drivers
that the heat may cause roads to buckle. Evidence of such buckling has been found on Interstate 395. (Examiner)
Riders get no info to evacuate train:
After a Metro train got stuck in the heat Tuesday, the operator suggested riders evacuate
but provided almost no information or instructions, and some emergency personnel were confused as well. (Post)
Wells is running:
Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells says he is planning to run for mayor
in 2014. Wells says he is fully supportive of Mayor Gray's agenda, but the ongoing federal investigation makes it more likely Gray would not run again. (Post)
DC is the 14th best city in the world
to live in, according to a new ranking. It's first among US cities, just ahead of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Office development seeks shift to housing:
The developer of a proposed Capitol Riverfront office building is now seeking zoning approval
to build residential units. The riverfront has recently become a popular residential neighborhood. (Examiner)
Who needs an SUV?:
One Portland mom gave up her nine passenger Suburban and now bikes with her 6 kids
to get around town by using a cargo bike. (BikePortland)
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