Train Delays: Metro still wants to open the Silver Line by late summer, but it hasn’t been able to set a firm date yet. -5

Stylin’ Ridin: The First Street NE cycle lane has been painted and is looking safer. +2

True Life: Marion Barry says his autobiography—-Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.—-will be out in June. Beach reading, everyone! +3

Slow Recovery: The Washington Monument finally reopened today, but it could still take another decade for the National Cathedral—-which was also damaged in the earthquake—-to reopen. -4

Friday’s Needle rating: 85 Today’s score: -4 Today’s Needle rating: 81