American University will foot the bill for late-night Metro service if Nationals playoff games run late; the Nats themselves have continued to refuse to pay. In the 2012 postseason, LivingSocial agreed to cover it. (City Paper)
What about soccer?
A stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point could draw 46 events per year and have higher transit use than RFK, says a transportation report. There would also be 1,300 parking spaces nearby. (WBJ)
Traffic camera revenue in DC unexpectedly declined thanks to it taking longer than expected to roll out new cameras, higher speed limits, and more people obeying the law. This could create a $50-70 million hole in the budget, but a Gray spokesperson said it’s “not a bad thing.” (Post)
Charter school turnaround
A third of all DC charter schools have shut down, often leaving families to search for new schools. New operators, who have taken over many, keep the school community together but can bring culture shock. (Post)
Stop for the hand
Post columnist John Kelly asks pedestrians to stop crossing streets against the light or entering intersections once the red hand starts flashing to keep traffic running smoothly and to limit emissions.
Shipping container complex
The shipping container apartment building in Brookland is almost complete. The developer claims the units are ecologically friendly and is looking to develop more units in Northeast and on the Potomac waterfront. (UrbanTurf)
No bar here
A proposed bar at 18th and Swann in Dupont got turned down for a liquor license. Unlike most liquor fights, many pro-bar people came out against this particular one. (Barred in DC)
Jerusalem’s light rail system seeks to serve all residents of Jerusalem, but has faced adversity through vandalism and a 70% decrease in ridership during this summer’s war. The city has begun using drones to police the infrastructure. (CityLab)