Scaled-Back Bus Line Asks New Operator Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields was in the process of crafting a “letter of intent” to the Arlington County Department of Transportation when he picked up the phone to speak to the News-Press late yesterday.
F.C. to Dump WMATA, Go With Arlington to Operate ‘GEORGE’ Bus System’s Reduced Operating Schedule as of July 1
Falls Church, VA, — Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields will send a “letter of intent” to Arlington County this week, with the consent of the F.C. City Council, with the aim of having Arlington operate a reduced operating schedule for F.C.’s GEORGE bus system as of July 1.
With a surprising unanimity and spirit of cordiality among all seven members tonight, the Falls Church City Council voted 7-0 to adopt its Fiscal Year 2010 budget, holding the real estate tax rate increase to $1.07 per $100 assessed valuation while fully funding the School Board request that will provide […]
Making GEORGE Go is Called ‘No Brainer’ Editor, The editorial in last weeks News Press “Let Them Eat Cake” is written in a way that speaks in plain language for the majority of the people and spells out why the “George” needs to go.
Holds Options for Leap to $1.09 Rate Voting Monday to give themselves the option of raising the real estate tax rate even higher than the four-cent boost recommended by City Manager Wyatt Shields, most on the Falls Church City Council expressed the desire to keep some form of the City’s […]
There was an unsettling air of unreality that pervaded the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night, the first that the Council held in an open business meeting to wrestle with the budget for the coming fiscal year.
Prospects of terminating the local bus system, known as GEORGE, operated by the City of Falls Church, has drawn sharp reaction from disparate groups in the Falls Church community, ranging from those who feel subsidizing each ride to the tune of almost $8 is an exorbitant burden on local taxpayers, […]
Subsidy is Too High, Scale ‘George’ Back Editor, I’m writing in support of the continuation of the George on a scaled back, more self-sufficient basis.
City Manager’s Proposal Gets Sent to Council For the first time in the almost 60 year history of the independent City of Falls Church, its budget for the coming fiscal year will not only be less than the year before, down by 5.7 percent, but will involve the elimination of […]
Says ‘George’ Bus Offers Many Benefits Editor, Falls Church City is contemplating eliminating the George bus given the current budget situation.