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Baltimore’s bikeshare shutting down for a month

Baltimore is temporarily closing its bikeshare program after so many bikes were stolen or damaged that not enough could be in service. The system will go offline to install more secure locks in the bike docks and return October 15.  (Colin Campbell / Baltimore Sun)

Virginia cyclists feel prickly over tacks on the W&OD trail

Repeated and unexplained tacks on the Washington & Old Dominion trail in Northern Virginia have cyclists angry and the trail manager doing magnetic sweeps to try and keep tacks out of riders' tires.  (Dave Emke / Reston Now)

Purple Line advocates wins a refund from Chevy Chase

A Maryland court ruled that the Town of Chevy Chase should not have charged Action Committee for Transit for access to public records about the Purple Line. The town must now pay ACT's attorney's fees.  (Andrew Metcalf / Bethesda Beat)

Maryland could sue the FAA over noisier flight paths

Governor Larry Hogan asked Maryland's Attorney General to sue the Federal Aviation Administration for new flight plans which caused more noise in Maryland residents' homes. The flight paths have drawn complaints since 2015.  (Kate Ryan / WTOP)

Help non-drivers reach the National Arboretum

The National Arboretum's original entrance on M Street was closed in the 1990s, but local community groups and city officials want to see it re open for cyclists and pedestrians. The project would cost millions, funding the Arboretum does not currently have.  (Rachel Sadon / DCist)

An Amazon HQ could put a strain on DC

The District will likely vie for Amazon's "HQ2," the strict Height Act, a lack of unused commercial space, and a transit system already under pressure could give the retail giant pause.  (Megan McArdle / Bloomberg)

New automated vehicle regulations don’t impose any penalties or standards

New National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards for autonomous vehicles continue to ask manufacturers to voluntarily report on safety and have removed categories for companies to report on, like privacy concerns.  (Michael Laris / Post)

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