Breakfast links: Stops
Trains stop: A computer glitch caused all Metro trains to be halted twice over the weekend. Trains were stuck at stations for about half an hour each time. (Post)
Graham killed project: Jim Graham may have used his influence to stymie a mixed use development on Metro owned land near the Shaw Metro because the developer did not work with a firm that had contributed to Graham's campaign. (Washington Times)
Cheaper Uber: Uber is considering launching its cheaper Uber X service, which uses hybrids instead of town cars. The new service would present more direct competition to DC's taxis. (Examiner)
Purple Line brings growth: The Purple Line would be a catalyst for growth in Chevy Chase Lake as developers plan for a transit oriented town center with 1.5 million square feet of new development. (Post)
Privately-developed maglev?: A private firm is lobbying to build a high-speed maglev line between Washington and New York, promising a travel time of an hour between the two cities. This proposal is unrelated to Amtrak's high-speed rail plan. (Post, Mel D.)
New pedestrian only avenue: New York City has created 6 1/2 Avenue, a quarter-mile-long avenue for pedestrians only by linking plazas and open building lobbies with mid-block crosswalks protected by speed bumps. (NY Times, Ben Ross)
And...: Police pull over Google's driverless car in DC. (Marginal Revolution) ... Georgetown's Campus Plan should be approved tonight after a long and contentious journey. (Patch) ... San Francisco is also considering micro-apartments. (SF Gate, HStreetLL)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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