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.
F.C. Wants Arlington, Not WMATA, to Run GEORGE
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.
Letters to the Editor: April 16 – 22, 2009
Fairfax Water Disputes Account of F.C. Shields Editor, Last week’s interview with the City Manager of Falls Church regarding current litigation with Fairfax Water left out a number of important facts your readers may be interested to know.
Letters to the Editor: April 9 – 15, 2009
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 […]
Obama Stimulus Saves 7,100 State Jobs, Legislators Report
Northern Virginia legislators, in a series of exclusive interviews with the News-Press yesterday, concurred with the remarks of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, delivered at the conclusion of the Richmond legislative session last week, that President Obama’s massive economic stimulus program has saved 7,100 state jobs in the just-adopted Fiscal Year […]
Letters to the Editor for week of February 5 – 11, 2009
F.C. Businesses Failed to Clear Sidewalks of Snow Editor, On my drive home from work Thursday night, January 29, I noticed two people walking out on Broad Street.
Editorial: GOP ‘Pride in Doing Nothing’
As the City of Falls Church’s representative to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), City Council David Snyder delivered a scathing indictment against the House Republicans in Richmond who killed efforts last week at finding a funding solution to permit sorely-needed transportation infrastructure improvements and development in Northern Virginia. He […]
Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report
Do or die for transportation? By the time you read this, Virginia’s 2008 Special Session may have ended. If so, you can skip the next couple of paragraphs.
Senator Mary Margaret Whipple’s Richmond Report
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 […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Assessing $200 Oil
Three months ago anyone talking about $200 oil was considered a fear monger, or worse, but things happen fast these days. In the intervening period, oil prices have risen by nearly $40 a barrel and show no signs of stopping. All of a sudden it has become fashionable to start […]