Breakfast links: The word is 'go'
Buy those railcars: Virginia will not withhold capital money for Metro which could have imperiled the new railcar contract, says Va. Trans. Sec. Sean Connaugton. He says Virginia officials told Metro as much on Wednesday. (Anita Kumar/Virginia Politics Blog)
Going up Sunday: Metro fares will go up Sunday, and the "peak of the peak" charge and SmarTrip differential on rail will follow at the start of August. (Kytja Weir/Examiner)
Leg closer to getting covered: A DC Council committee approved legislation for the project that will build over the Center Leg Freeway next to Georgetown Law and reconnect some of the street grid. Dreyfus, the developer, also needs permission from FHWA. (Michael Neibauer/WBJ)
Klingle keeps on entertaining: Supporters of adding a road to Klingle Valley pushed again at a public meeting for the trail EA. Perennial pro-road leader Laurie Collins called the trail a "three-block hike-bike path to nowhere," which is an odd choice of words since she wants a road in the same spot. Is it to nowhere, or not? (Housing Complex)
Reactions to me: Unsuck DC Metro published an amusing rebuttal to our call for more solutions instead of just griping ... TheCityFix's Victoria Broadus summarized Wednesday's Germany-US transportation panel with Ralph Buehler of Va. Tech and me.
Hit cyclists intentionally, don't go to jail: 2 drunk Chicago men deliberately hunted down and hit bicyclists in their car. They pled guilty, but got zero jail time for one (and two years probation) and just 10 days in jail for the other. (Streetsblog)
And...: VDOT is starting a mega-interchange project in Gainesville (Dr. Gridlock) ... What do you think of this new development in Merrifield? (dano) ... Work on 14th Street has unearthed old streetcar tracks. (New Columbia Heights)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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