transportation: Fairfax County Parkway Completion Fully Funded! - 04/23/09 09:12 AM
The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted on April 15, 2009 to fully fund Phases 3 and 4 of the completion of the Fairfax County Parkway.
The State of Virginia had set aside funds to complete Phase I & II. Phases III and IV have been made possible by the 15% of Federal Stimulus Package funds received by the state for transportation.
A bi-partisan group of representatives in Springfield, VA fought for these funds to stay in Northern Virginia.  Delegate Dave Albo, Delegate Vivian Watts and Senator George Barker actively campaigned the the Governor, the Secretary of Transportation and the CTB to fully fund … (0 comments)

transportation: Army Chooses Mark Center over Fort Belvoir for 6,400 jobs - 09/30/08 04:52 AM
I have just learned that the Army has decided to move 6400 jobs to the Mark Center instead of Fort Belvoir.
The Mark Center is not 5 miles away from the nearest metro, it is really less than 4. But it is interesting to note that it is only about a mile away from the Bailey's Crossroads offices. One of the main reasons cited for moving Army Materiel Command from Eisenhower Road to Fort Belvoir was the security issues, e.g., proximity to the road. However, it seems like the buildings at the Mark Center won't be too much different than the … (0 comments)

transportation: Commuting in Virginia - 06/03/08 03:57 PM
Commuting in Virginia
One of the biggest concerns newcomers have when they move to Virginia is commuting.
Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area is the seventh worst metropolitan area for commuting times according to Forbes Magazine. AOL Find a Job rates it #3. Either way, the area consistently rates in the top ten with an average of 60 hours a year spent commuting.
The good news is that there are tons of options for people who commute.
The two train systems that service Northern Virginia are Metro and the Virginia Railway Express. Metro has three lines that extend into Virginia. … (1 comments)