Breakfast links: Delays and stumbling blocks
Streetcar delayed: DC won't launch stretcar service in 2013, but hopefully by March 2014. The streetcars DC ordered have been delayed, and officials will be able to start testing them in December. (WTOP)
Purple Line draws critics: In public comments, some Purple Line opponents expressed concerns about the lost greenery and environmental impacts along the proposed route, while others worried about the costs. (Gazette)
MetroAccess strike?: MetroAccess drivers employed by contractors may strike for the first time ever over a possible wage reduction. A strike could strand hundreds of disabled riders. (WAMU)
Golf course development: Doug Gansler, Maryland Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate, is opposing a redevelopment project that would turn 50 acres of a golf course near the University of Maryland into a shopping center. (WAMU)
Put school near park: The Montgomery County School Board wants the County Planning Board to locate a school adjacent to parkland on the White Flint mall property so that children have room to play. (Gazette)
You know what's hip? A task force: A Montgomery County task force has been studying how to attract younger, hip residents. The task force has come up with several dozen proposals, including offering tax credits to music venues. (Post)
Skyline soon to be all scaffolding: The Capitol Dome will be covered by scaffolding for 2 years, while it undergoes a restoration project that will fix cracks and other problems on the iconic dome. (Post)
More high-end condos for Georgetown?: A vacant brick building near the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown may be converted to upscale condos. First, the proposed project will have to undergo review by several historic preservation boards. (City Paper)
Arlington fights bike theft: Arlington County is launching an effort with other police departments in the region to combat a spike in bike thefts. Thieves are targeting high-end bikes for re-sale. (WTOP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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