The Department of Defense released $180 million to the Federal Highway Administration to start construction on Route 1.
Department Of Defense
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Senators Webb and Warner, and Reps. Moran and Connolly express concerns in letter to Defense Secretary.
The Department of Defense's occupancy plans for the Washington Headquarters Services facility at Alexandria's Mark Center property has been met by "strong opposition" by members of Northern Virginia's congressional delegation. It is widely agreed that the road network surrounding the facility cannot currently meet rising demand. The facility has to be ready for operation by Sept. 15, 2011. "The plan… contravenes the department’s assurances to work with the Virginia delegation and local governments to ensure that the occupation of the Mark Center does not cause failing levels of service to surrounding roadways and intersections, including Interstate I-395," wrote U.S. Senators Jim Webb (D) and Mark Warner (D), and Reps. Jim Moran (D-8th) …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The fourth part of an ongoing series with key officials.
A “big, challenging mess” is how Sharon Bulova, Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, described the September influx of 19,000 federal employees to northern Virginia. “We feel a little bit let down here, being faced with a major move, especially at the Mark Center, without some way of being able to fund and to build transportation,” said Bulova, who spoke with Patch from the Fairfax County Government Center. “Fairfax County is installing some new Connector routes and redesigning some of our Connector service that will serve both the Mark Center, but also the South County/Richmond Highway area. And we’re also going to be providing some shuttle capability from the VRE [Virginia Railway Express] Station and the Franconia-…