More weekend closures could come as part of SafeTrack as Metro tries to address the FTA’s concerns. The closures, which would be in lieu of planned single-tracking, would allow for more thorough work. (WAMU)
In DC, any restaurant where you pay before you get your food is considered fast food, which has made it tough for fast-casual concepts to open. New zoning rules that change the definition of fast food will soon make it easier. (Post)
The driver of a car that rear-ended a Metrobus as it serviced a bus stop died at the scene yesterday. Several others were injured. (Post)
Record high housing
The median cost of a home in the District hit a record high of $570,000 in July. The region’s median cost was about 20% lower, at $435,000. (UrbanTurf)
The world’s best walk
Where are the best places to “urban wander” by foot in the world? The Guardian highlights six amazing city walks, with two, in Detroit and Portland, Oregon, from the US.
The President’s chief of staff is a bike commuter. (Bicycling) … Capitol Crossing, the development on top of the new deck over I-395, may not get a beloved restaurant/market concept or student housing as hoped. (Washingtonian) … Plans to renovate Baltimore’s Penn Station are finally moving forward. (Baltimore Sun)