Breakfast links: Down in the tunnels
Entrance's prospects still foggy: Prospects for a new Foggy Bottom Metro entrance seem slim, as DDOT has no ability to fund one and GW's $100,000 contribution in the last round was so small Metro couldn't even do engineering with it. (Examiner)
Where's the "safety culture"?: In an employee survey conducted for Metro, most workers had observed some safety violations and were afraid to report them more because of retaliation from peers rather than from management. Kudos to Sarles for commissioning the analysis, however. (Post)
NextBus and reroutes don't mix: NextBus does more harm than good for D6 riders due to a route detour around construction. Is it so hard to change routes in NextBus? (Georgetown Patch, Ken Archer)
If transit causes gentrification, why not in PG?: The lack of development around Prince George's Metro stations provides something of a counterpoint to the recent report that improved transit spurs gentrification. (Examiner, Eric Fidler)
Green Fort Lincoln (except the parking ocean): The developer for the proposed big-box store at Fort Lincoln touts the green features of his proposal. The 3000-car parking lot is not one of them. Admittedly, Fort Lincoln is poorly served by transit. (Housing Complex, Eric Fidler)
Road closures in DC this weekend: The Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear, the Marine Corps Marathon, Halloween, Howard University's homecoming parade, and the Wale-Tokyo Police Club showdown will close miles of DC streets this weekend. WABA advises biking to the Mall, even though locking up will be tough. (DCist, Eric Fidler)
Questions about place: Why is L'Enfant Plaza so bad? (Lots of reasons.) And what do you call the neighborhood around Florida, Rhode Island, and New Jersey Avenues? Some suggest FRINJ. Others say no way. (Housing Complex)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Where is downtown Prince George's County?
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