Breakfast links: Uncertain developments
Transit center further delayed: The Silver Spring Transit Center still has no opening date, after additional cracks in the concrete turned up. Officials and contractors have to decide how to seal the cracks. (Examiner)
MLB forbids paying for late Metro?: Jack Evans says the Nationals say Major League Baseball won't let them pay for Metro service after late games, fearing it would set a precedent for other teams (horrors). But local teams in other sports do pay for service after late games. (Post)
Bikeshare-athlon: Jefferson Smith of Falls Church biked in Sunday's Nation's Triathlon on a Capital Bikeshare bike. DDOT happily refunded his $101 over-time fee. (DCist)
Groceries for U Street: A Trader Joe's plans to open in the U Street area, and Harris Teeter also intends to open a store. The stores will serve the rapidly growing population there, but how many grocery stores can the area support? (Post)
The school spot shuffle: Spots at desirable neighborhood and charter schools are changing hands quickly as parents, who held multiple spots for months, give up ones they're not using. (Post) ... This is why Ken Archer has called for a single lottery.
Fake bus stops for the disoriented: Nursing homes in Germany put up fake bus stops where no buses call. Residents with dementia who wander off wait there, as they're used to riding buses, until nursing home staff come to collect them. (New Yorker)
And...: An impressive view of the Silver Line passing through Tyson's Corner. (BeyondDC) ... Repairs begin on the Arlington Memorial Bridge. (WJLA) ... Former Mayor Adrian Fenty will be helping area tech startups. (Post) ... Union Market is now open. (UrbanTurf)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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