Breakfast links: Moment of silence
One dead, two injured: A WMATA contractor was killed while installing new rail on the Red Line after midnight Sunday. Two WMATA employees were also seriously injured. The work was suspended and service will be restored on Monday, but WMATA continues to investigate the causes of the accident. (DCist, WMATA)
Solving the Orange Crush: Metro evaluated several "loopy" proposals to relieve crowding along the Orange Line in Northern Virginia and the Green Line near the Navy Yard in DC. Relieving congestion may require new tunnels parallel to existing lines. (PlanItMetro, Gray)
Walkability a civil right: NAACP is focusing on the impacts of the built environment on health. One way to address the racial gap in obesity may be through walkable and bikeable neighborhoods and safe parks. (Streetsblog)
Parkway won't help Dulles: Air cargo traffic has more to do with the number of international flights than local infrastructure, finds a report, calling into question the argument that the Bi-County Parkway could boost cargo at Dulles. (WBJ)
Cafritz project has long history: The battle over the development on Military Road in Chevy Chase, DC, goes back to the 1980s. Will community intransigence like this threaten compromise on future developments? (Post)
Have smartphone, will travel: A new wave of transportation services enabled by apps was on display in DC last week. There are now so many that one of the apps is an aggregator for several others. (Post)
Second-tier cities become green: Although the large capital cities are typically at the center of sustainability news, smaller European cities are also embracing sustainability, prioritizing transit, and restoring natural resources. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: A new interactive Amtrak map allows users to track trains in real time. (Atlantic Cities) ... More DC kids are biking to school. (Post) ... The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its 20-year capital plan. (Next City)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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