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Proposed Fairfax Connector Realignments Coming

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January 29, 2013
OrionBus

We are currently working on our review of the proposed modifications, additions, and in the case of 6 redundant routes, removals of bus service in store for the opening of the Silver Line later this year. For those of you not aware, the public will have 6 opportunities to provide comments to Fairfax County...
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495 Express Lane Usage Up, Has Consensus Changed?

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January 28, 2013
Congestion on 495 (Afternoon)

The monthly report for 495 Express Lane usage released two weeks ago showed that more users are learning about the benefits of using the “HOT” lanes and in fact usage is going up. So it could be interesting to track public opinion of the project along with usage to see if hearts and minds...
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Around The Corner

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January 25, 2013

Around the corner today;   WMATA is talking big numbers and big upgrades, $26 Billion of spending spread over 27 years (approximately $1billion per year extra) towards system upgrades and new expansions. What does it mean for Virginia? Some of the first projects envisioned include use of 8-car trains which would alleviate some of...
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Future Tysons Corner Metro Station Walkway Installation

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January 24, 2013
Tysons Station Walkways as seen from Route 123

It was 14 degrees last night in Tysons with 20 mile per hour wind gusts that made walking 1 block seem like corporal punishment. That didn’t stop the construction crew in charge of installing the walkway connection over Route 123. The massive wind tunnel that is this corridor must have made conditions difficult, especially...
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Fix It WMATA: 24T Is a Complete Waste of a Bus

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January 22, 2013
Empty WMATA Buses Come at the Cost of Other Routes

Nothing makes my head hurt more than when a bus tries to do the job of a train. This is where people who complain about cheap access to transit usually start calling me names, but sadly it is not good transit planning to provide a parallel system just for the sake of it costing...
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More to Come For Merrifield’s Mosaic District

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January 20, 2013
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The past year in Merrifield, Virginia has been a time of huge changes and patient anticipation being paid off by a project which has garnered attention from not only neighboring D.C., but even New York City. We were there on the opening weekend of the Angelika Theater when it was a yet to be...
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Around the Corner

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January 18, 2013
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Good morning Tysons. Around the Corner today; The McLean Chocolate Festival is back this year, January 27th at the McLean Community Center. If you like everything from a chocolate fountain to custom high end Belgian chocolates I suggest you check it out and help support local businesses. Last year’s festival drew 3000 chocolate fans...
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Tysons OnRamp/Forest Debacle Over But Problems Remain

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January 15, 2013
Saves Tysons Forest Block Party in October

As we reported in October, Fairfax County and FCDOT had really stepped into a mess when they proposed a Dulles Toll Road ramp alignment which would condemn property within a neighborhood forest and park. The option for this alignment made absolutely no sense what so ever except, that it was one of the cheaper...
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Fix It WMATA: 15M-2T-28T Between Vienna and Tysons

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January 14, 2013
Bus Option Map-2T

As promised we are going to spend the next month looking line by line into the Bus Network being provided to us by WMATA to question a few things. Are the routes connecting points of interest, residents, and destinations together? Are the routes running at appropriate headways and durations during the day? What are...
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Arkells Kick Off New Year at Jammin Java

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January 13, 2013
JamminJava

This might come as a surprise to some, especially those from out of town or from DC, but the Northern Virginia music scene can often compete against our neighbor DC. High draw stadium acts choosing Nissan (I refuse to call it JLL) and Wolftrap for venues instead of the Verizon Center, which has terrible...
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Lerner’s 1775 Sees Activity With Metro Near Completion

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January 10, 2013
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About 6 months ago the once bustling Tysons II property known as 1775 Tysons Boulevard, owned by Lerner Enterprises, shut down all construction. The open pit of steel stockpiles and front loaders weaving around surveyors transmuted into an open prairie, acting as a refuge for wayward wildlife. The project appeared to have been suspended...
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