The Operations and Maintenance Facility is 25 acres.
The initial segment is 25 km long. How’s that for mixing metric and imperial units?
The entire 775-page Oberstar transportation bill is now available for download. It’s not clear if anyone here is going to take up the mission to follow this closely, because there’s excellent coverage at Streetsblog Capitol Hill, the transport politic, and Transportation for America.
There’s also some sort of Metro train collision on DC’s Red Line. Details are sketchy at this point.
Update 4:46pm. Four Nine dead. Apparently one train rear ended another. The pictures are horrible, in a “how could this have only killed four nine people?” kind of way.
In other news, 8 people were killed by cars in the New York area just last week. Of course, that’s not going to be picked up by the national media because it’s a totally unremarkable event.