Breakfast links: Underground spaces, above-ground fights
The 395 trench (during the Inauguration). Photo by thisisbossi.
Center Leg gash to heal:
A deal is almost done to deck over the I-395 trench
from Massachusetts Avenue to E Street. Louis Dreyfus would build 3 buildings and some green space to fill the current "gash" in the area and reconnect F St. across the site. (Capital Business)
UMD backs down halfway:
Following pressure from students, Prince George's leaders and Rethink College Park, UMD has offered to partly modify their planned Campus Drive summer closure
to ban transit vehicles for only half the summer and private vehicles the entire summer. There's also a forum tonight
on the Purple Line and UMD sponsored by SGA and Purple Line advocates. (Rethink College Park)
Fighting over VRE:
VRE is about to switch from having Amtrak operate its trains to French company Keolis Rail Systems, but Keolis is not ready on schedule. The VRE Board is accusing Amtrak of interfering
with the transfer, like offering bonuses to employees to not switch to Keolis and raising qualification standards. (Fredericksburg.com)
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