2024-07-18 5:00 AM

Moran Puts $2.35 Million for F.C. in Fed Budget Proposal

$500,000 for Study of Rail Along Rt. 7 City of Falls Church officials were pleasantly surprised this week to learn that U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City, included $2.35 million in his submission to the federal government’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget.

Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” aka the “stimulus,” paid dividends for northern Virginia last week when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded $77.5 million in funding for Rail to Dulles.

Moran Touts Light Rail on Rt. 7 to F.C. Council

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The prospect of a light rail line extending the length of Route 7, through the City of Falls Church, from Bailey’s Crossroads to Tysons Corner was the focus of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran’s remarks to the F.C. City Council Monday.

Falls Church News Briefs

Kaine Cuts Will Cost F.C. Schools $465,825 Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s proposed overall seven percent cut in state aid to local public school districts in the coming year will cost Fairfax County $48 million, and for the City of Falls Church, the school district will get $465,825 less than expected, according to F.C. school officials.

Nicholas F. Benton: My Plan for Working Off Household Debt

Now that the U.S. government has moved to take ownership positions in nine major banks, among the next critical steps needed to ease the economic crisis’ recessionary impact on average Americans is to swap household debt relief for commitments to community service and national infrastructure and alternative energy development.

Nicholas F. Benton: Why Bush is Out of Gas

The worst-ever president of the United States strutted into the Rose Garden again yesterday to berate Congress for resisting his pressure to open up offshore oil drilling.

Editorial: N. Va’s Coming Population Boom

If some folks in the City of Falls Church don’t think there’s a market for new mixed use, predominantly residential projects here, consider the plans that are afoot just up the road in Tysons Corner.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Catenaries and Pantographs

As the availability of liquid fuels dwindles, those supplies that remain will be increasingly allocated to uses for which there are no readily available substitutes — such as powering aircraft and ships. Electric power for land vehicles appears to be the most realistic option for the present. Cellulosic biofuels may come to power some share […]