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A Metro worker received an electrical shock when a metal rod he was carrying came in contact with the electrified third rail. A second worker sustained injuries when he came to his aid. Both injuries are listed as not life-threatening. (Post)Twitter
The National Capital Planning Commission will vote today on the final guidelines for any development that replaces the FBI headquarters in downtown DC. One recommendation is to slim down sidewalks from 75 feet to a minimum of 57 feet. (WBJ)Twitter
What were Capital Bikeshare's top 10 busiest stations in 2016? Union Station still reigns at the top, while a newcomer, Eastern Market, joins the list at 10th. The bike share service recorded more than 3.3 million trips in 2016. (Capital Bikeshare)Twitter
The Huntington Metro Station's new outdoor escalator continues to sit idle because state building code says outdoor escalators must have canopies. Metro says it was aware of the code and intends to build the canopy, but expected that Fairfax County would allow the escalator to operate without one in the meanwhile. (Covering the Corridor)Twitter
Can electric skateboards and bikes help bridge the first and last mile hurdle? They'll have to tackle a few problems first: battery size, safety, city regulations, and even public perception. (Verge)Twitter
Last year it was revealed that a single person had filed over 6,500 noise complaints against National Airport in 2015. That person has finally come forward: Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori, who flew three space shuttle missions. (The Outline. Tip: LEW)Twitter
The Nanjing, China subway system is asking passengers to stand on both sides of escalators, after finding that standing only on the right side causes extensive wear and tear to the escalators. (South China Morning Post. Tip: Ryan)Twitter