Only 1.5 more years before something rides on those rails. (Sarah L. Voisin/THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

K Street NW’s east end is still a little rough (Post)

Back to school goes off smoothly (Examiner, WaTimes)

Fab pictures of WAMU-FM personalities, then and now (Flickr)

”Why D.C. Council won’t pass real ethics reform” (Examiner)

FINALLY: Columbus Plaza rebuild to begin in coming weeks (Housing Complex)

Is D.C. headed toward a New Orleans-style charter-centric school system? (Post)

Few curbs on constituent service fund spending (Examiner)

Is political consultant Andi Pringle joining the Gray administration? (Loose Lips)

D.C. United would like you to know: “It Gets Better” (DCist)

Capital Bikeshare, now with personalized data (DCist)

Downtown needs more playgrounds — will the National Park Service help? (GGW)

Andrew Breitbart stands up for the District’s anti-SLAPP law (Legal Times)

Hey kids, this is how you use your One Card (TBD)

New at DCPS this year: “Common Core” standards (WAMU-FM)

Because it matters how hot your real estate agent is (Curbed)

Happy retirement to Superior Court Judge Joan Zeldon (Crime Scene, Legal Times)