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.
3 F.C. Council Members Reply to Snyder Views Editor, In his recent remarks published on the Falls Church Times blog, our friend and colleague David Snyder fired a broadside at Mayor Gardner, Vice Mayor Lippman and the City Manager as being “ingrown and isolated” and “diverging more and more from […]
Mild Weather Expected for ‘Watch Night’ in F.C. Organizers of “Watch Night,” the 11th annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Falls Church, are buoyed by advanced weather forecasts indicating mild temperatures and no precipitation in the forecast for the celebration.
Metro is facing a crisis and quick action by the U.S. Department of Treasury is needed to avert sending the economic and commuter transit system that drives our economy into bankruptcy.
For the first time in our 17 and a half years of publication, the Falls Church News-Press has produced a special 16-page “Real Estate Report” that is included in this edition and will also be available on News-Press newsstands for the entire month of August.
Transportation Session The General Assembly continues to struggle with the transportation issue in Special Session. We are currently scheduled to be in Richmond on July 9th for a last ditch effort to achieve agreement. I am proud to say that the Senate Democrats, on a party-line vote of 21-19, have […]
With crude oil now above $120 a barrel and threatening to go higher, it is clear that our preferred and convenient means of going places, our car, the airplane and the rental car soon are going to be parked because they will be too expensive to operate.
August 2 – 8, 2007
Rail to Dulles moved one step closer to reality Monday when the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, by a vote of 8 to 2, approved the Local Funding Agreement and a Cooperative Agreement with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. There has […]
Earlier this month, the Governor of Virginia issued what is sure to be one of many orders, laws and regulations mandating greater efficiency in the use of energy. Although justified in terms of saving taxpayer money, wise use of natural resources and reducing greenhouse gases, the order serves equally well […]