Breakfast links: Dry heat
Water shutoff starts for PG County: Officials have shut off water for 100,000 people in Prince George's County as crews repair a water main break. The water shutdown may last up to five days, right as temperatures heat up across the region. (Post)
Water OK on Metro: In response to the heat wave, WMATA will allow passengers to drink water through Saturday on Metro and buses. WMATA will also up its track inspections to look for heat kinks in the rails. (Post)
Metro launches bike registration: If you bike to Metro, you can now register your bike with WMATA to help police track it down if it gets stolen. (PoPville)
Environmentalists for golf courses: The Sierra Club wants to preserve a golf course in Reston near the Silver Line. The property's owners are exploring whether zoning allows them to build housing instead. (Patch)
MoCo plan divides BRT supporters: Some transit advocates call Montgomery County's BRT plans a big step forward, while others think the watered-down plan and traffic analysis requirements will limit BRT's potential. (BethesdaNow)
Streetcars nearing final stretch: DC is starting construction on the H Street streetcar barn. DDOT will build tracks and temporary facilities first, then the building later, so they can start service right away. (Frozen Tropics)
Will Gray run again?: Mayor Gray still has not made up his mind about seeking reelection. Aides close to the mayor expect he will run unless the US Attorney finds wrongdoing, but a decision is not expected until fall. (Post)
Howard project goes to court: The developer of Howard Town Center, Cohen Companies, is suing Howard University for terminating their agreement to develop the massive Georgia Avenue mixed-use project. (City Paper)
Georgetown eyes Walter Reed: Georgetown is considering Walter Reed to house some graduate programs as well as other programs. Georgetown will pitch their ideas to the public at a Thursday ANC meeting. (Patch)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28