The region is reeling from a blow delivered by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) head James Simpson last week that the FTA was likely to declare the Rail to Dulles Project unfit for federal funding. An extension of Metrorail to the region’s premier, and growing, international airport, has been contemplated for […]
Almost in perfect tandem with the preliminary approval of the new City Center project in downtown Falls Church, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) met at George Mason High School last week and approved all the projects submitted by Falls Church for Phase One of the region’s massive transportation plan.
January 10 – 16, 2008
The annual “best” and “worst” lists that punctuate the end of the old year and make way for the new may be nearly exhausted, but perhaps there’s room for just a few more items, this time focusing on Mason District and Fairfax County. So here are some brickbats and bouquets […]
Marion L. Hall, 75, a former Washington D.C. based Transportation Consultant and avid volunteer died December 11, 2007 at Cherrydale Health & Rehabilitation Center in Arlington, Va. from complications related to an eight year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He had been a resident of McLean since 1971.
November 8 – 14, 2007
Fairfax County voters have a lot of decisions to make on Tuesday, Election Day. Only once every eight years do we have so many positions on the ballot. Every seat on the Board of Supervisors, School Board, General Assembly, State Senate and the Soil and Water Conservation Board is on […]
Reporting on state government Each year about this time, state agencies begin reporting data for the previous fiscal year. One such document prepared by the Virginia Department of Transportation reports on the state and Federal funds expected to be dedicated to the maintenance of the highway system for next six […]
Leadership seemed to be the watchword at Tuesday’s debate between Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly, and his Republican challenger, Great Falls litigation attorney Gary Baise. The hour-long debate was sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Westin Tyson’s Hotel before a packed […]
Transportation $ Scheme Assailed As Hurtful, Unfair The transportation funding package passed by the Virginia state legislature and signed by the governor last spring was hailed for providing an array of programs aimed at raising money earmarked for transportation improvements. For Northern Virginia, it included giving jurisdictions new ways to […]