Thanks to correspondent John for passing along news that slipped through (no advisories from Metro or the Mayor's office, darn them!). Tuesday (Jan. 16) at 10 am Mayor Fenty will be making remarks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Navy Yard Metro station's expansion project
. This is to increase the station's capacity from 5,000 riders an hour to 15,000, and is to be finished by Opening Day 2008, while work continues above it on Monument Realty's mixed-use project along Half Street
. And maybe after the mayor's remarks, everyone can parade over en masse to the Nexus Gold Club auction
. (And I do see now that the event is buried on the Mayor's schedule
. I thought that religiously checking the News Releases
and the Advisories
was good enough, alas.)
There's also now a post on the Post's DC Wire blog
(I know, it stunned me, too) about the groundbreaking, and some background on how exactly the $20 million to cover the station expansion was found; I imagine this will be similar to whatever story is in tomorrow's paper, though hopefully without the somewhat misleading "More DC Stadium Spending Woes
" title. ("Woe" would be if the station weren't
expanded before Opening Day; paying for it is just a shell game that governments go through all the time, and it's not like it really has anything to do with the stadium
If you want video, here's WJLA's report
on the event.
And we'll bring this linkathon to a close with the Examiner story
on the groundbreaking and the expansion.