Afternoon links: Gotta lotta news
Photo by ccooks3.
June's service disruptions:
WMATA has announced their June weekend
track work schedule. As usual, Matt Johnson has updated our calendar
showing planned disruptions to train and bus service.
"The park is parked":
The Capitol Hill Town Square
proposal at Eastern Market Metro is on hold
for now. The task force recommended the "triptych" option to create a center oval, but neighbors right on the plaza oppose that option. (The Hill is Home)
What a cyclist sees:
A cyclist wore a helmet camera for a year, and recorded many drivers
almost hitting him, and in at least one case, actually hitting him. (CNN, MV)
Virginians packing Amtrak:
The Northeast Regional extension to Charlottesville and Lynchburg has smashed ridership estimates
, though some worry that more trains will turn Charlottesville into a DC suburb and spur sprawl. (The Hook News Blog, Joey)
The one good MLK Library view:
This must be why Mies Van der Rohe designed the MLK Library as he did, and why architects insist that it's a good building: It looks good from far away
, but up close and from inside, it's less successful. (Post)
Safeway plans to build next door
to its newly-renovated Georgetown store, but it seems to be bland and have a lot of parking (Georgetown Metropolitan) ... Grocers need to innovate
, argues The Internationalist. (Jeff1248)
Even more ART:
Arlington just keeps improving its transit. Now it's a new ART bus
, #84, serving Douglas Park and Nauck and apartments at 24th St. S. and S. Glebe Rd. (Gavin)
The other late-night change:
Besides the streetcar cuts
, there was another last-minute change to last week's DC budget: A closed school in Ward 8 was given to UDC
to house a new community college. (DC Wire)
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