Breakfast links: Changes at WMATA
Photo by NCinDC on Flickr.
Silver Line extension explained:
The pocket track near Stadium-Armory can't fit NTSB-recommended switches to prevent derailments and is too short for 8-car trains to turn around quickly. Therefore, Metro will send Silver Line trains to Largo
More Silver, less Blue:
To make room for Silver Line trains, Metro will likely further reduce Blue Line trains
to a headway of 12 minutes. To compensate, there will be more of the Yellow Line service first introduced in Rush Plus. (Post)
Metro ridership is failing to meet projections
leading to $5 million in lost revenue so far. Metro is blaming the lower ridership on higher fares and the decreased federal transit benefit. (Examiner)
Not so free air:
DC has sold the air rights for the Center Leg Freeway
for $120 million, clearing the way for a large office and residential development and reconnecting F and G Streets across the highway. (WBJ)
Undercover reporters found taxis discriminating against black passengers
. They had a black man try to go to a destination east of the river, the driver refused, but then picked up a white man going to the same place. (WUSA9)
It wasn't prices:
The recently closed Anacostia Warehouse Supermarket wasn't any cheaper
than the soon-to-close Yes! Organic Market. Can future East of the River grocery stores learn from this? (THE ART of WARd 8)
Big boxes not created equal:
The District's new Costco
shouldn't be confused with Walmart, particularly when it comes to labor relations. But unlike some of the DC's planned Walmarts, you need a car to get to it. (City Paper)
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