One Silver Spring bus stop is a contender as the Sorriest Bus Stop in America, an award voted on by Streetsblog readers. The stop has no sidewalk or crosswalk and is on the side of Route 29 against a steep hill. (Post)
A new home for Metro?
Metro’s headquarters would be worth $56-132 million if sold, and it would cost about as much to repair the building’s aging systems. The agency is considering moving to a different, as-yet-unchosen location. (NBC Washington)
Now you can connect
Metro will install Wi-Fi at Metro Center, Gallery Place, L’Enfant Plaza, Union Station, Judiciary Square and Archives this month, and plans to expand wireless service to 91 stations by the end of the year. (WTOP)
Passengers prevail over cargo
Freight railroads are supposed to prioritize passenger trains on their tracks, but were lobbying to end that rule, meaning even longer delays and slower rides for Amtrak. Fortunately for riders, the proposal failed. (Post)
Rockville is forging ahead with its ridiculously wide 252-foot Rockville Pike plan, but added a way for a few developers to opt out if they build large sites with green space. A proposed 7-story height limit was deleted. (Bethesda Magazine)
Virginia’s plans for toll and HOV lanes on I-66 between Gainesville and the Beltway include new park and ride lots and flex prices based on traffic. Virginia may also rebuild pedestrian bridges at Vienna and Dunn Loring Metro stations.