Dinner links: On track and on the trail
Controversial Vienna Councilmember loses by 2 votes: Dan Dellinger, who called trail users "undesirables" and then clarified that he meant cars, has lost his reelection bid by two votes. FABB says that the two new members of the Council are strong bicycle advocates.
Single tracking wouldn't work for the Purple Line: At the request of neighbors and the Montgomery County Council, the Maryland MTA studied the possibility of single-tracking the Purple Line. Not surprisingly, they concluded that it really wouldn't work. (Post)
Dulles Rail money on the express track: The US DOT will be giving the Silver Line project $77.3 million of its promised $900 million a little early by using some stimulus money. (Addison)
Lost Washington: The Cabin John Trolley: Walk along the old trolley line from Cabin John to Georgetown. (The New Gay, Craig)
Matthew Henson Trail about to open: Montgomery will open open the new Matthew Henson Trail in Wheaton and Silver Spring this Saturday. (Trail Voice, Ian Edlind)
Kiss & Park for Metro employees?: A Metro employee parks all day in the Takoma kiss-and-ride on a regular basis. After a rider asks him, he admits he shouldn't do it, then keeps doing it. (Unsuck DC Metro)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- This building is way too short
- Petworth residents complained drivers are speeding. DC says it's true, but "acceptable."
- Chicago has examples of a cheap way to bring rail transit to more people: infill stations
- Here's where a protected bikeway could go on the east side of downtown
- Metro wants to connect Farragut North and West with a tunnel
- A dedicated bus lane and 30 other ways to improve bus service on 16th Street
- NTSB recommends the federal government take over safety oversight of Metro