Breakfast Links: Trouble for taxis
Cabbies fear the future: Taxi drivers are concerned they may go out of business as they face competition from Uber's sedan service and costly new regulations, such as the mandated credit card readers. (Post)
Bikes on Rock Creek Parkway preserved?: The Transport Bill provision on bicycling on roads such as the Rock Creek Parkway, with speed limits over 30 mph and bike trails nearby may not automatically ban bike usage. The bill allows each relevant secretary to make such a decision at their discretion. (TheWashCycle)
New York delays Citi Bike: New York City has delayed Citi Bike, planned to open at the end of July. Washington will remain the United States' largest bikeshare program for at least a few more weeks. (NYT)
Rally stands behind Gray: Supporters of Mayor Vincent Gray plan to hold a rally today in support of his embattled mayorship. Gray appreciates the support but will not be attending. (NBC4)
Sotomayor picks U Street: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has recently purchased a condo along U Street. The arrival of such an established figure shows how much the neighborhood has changed in recent years. (Washington Business Journal)
DC launches entrepreneur training: Mayor Gray has launched FastTrac, a training and networking program for entrepreneurs. The District plans to graduate 200 entrepreneurs through the program. (Washington Business Journal)
And...: The Silver Line reaches the beltway in Tyson's Corner. (WAMU)... Why we should stop talking about a bus stigma. (The Atlantic Cities)... A developer aims to build a major waterfront hotel in Alexandria, although the waterfront's rezoning remains caught in heavy debate (WAMU)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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