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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
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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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Bob McDonnell Finds New and Innovative Way to Hurt NOVA

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January 8, 2013
Robert Francis McDonnell, aka Bob McDonnell, is the Governor of Virginia. Image by DonkeyHotey, Flickr

In a previous post we noted our reluctance to give carte blanche to an administration who has been all but malicious towards Northern Virginia’s state funding needs, all the while reaping a disproportionate amount of revenue from our region. Well the state found one item they could gauge us on even more. Congratulations NOVA,...
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Pivotal Tax Vote Dividing Tysons Community

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January 8, 2013
Congestion on 495 (Afternoon)

The Comprehensive Plan for Tysons garnered international attention when it first ambitiously showed towering high rises, complete streets prioritizing pedestrians and bicyclists, and the overall structural concept on how it could be accomplished. Unlike pie in the sky concepts contemplated by planners in other cities the Comprehensive Plan came equipped with an operations manual...
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Freedom and Alternatives In Land Use

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January 7, 2013
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Around the Corner

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December 24, 2012
Photo by Francisluong

A group from Pennsylvania’s acclaimed King of Prussia mall took a tour around Tysons Corner to see the transformation from a suburban retail center, to commercial job center, to the proposed full fledged city. Their interesting impressions as outsiders. (KingofPrussiaBlog) —— Fairfax County has long been ignored by Richmond for transportation funding. What projects...
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OpEd: The End of the World? How Convenient

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December 21, 2012
The Sun rises once again over the land of the Maya, but the Maya are gone

That awkward moment when you have to tell all those people who read your book, paid you money to create a bunker, or otherwise financially supported you in anticipation of the end of the world that you are full of it. My question to humanity. Can we please stop trying to create a fatalist...
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Gas Tax Going Up To Pay For More Pet Projects?

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December 19, 2012
Route 28 already provides access to Dulles (another idea debunked)

When Governor Bobby released his proposed 2013 budget most state wonks likely zeroed in on the massive increase for non-general Transportation funding. The budget shows an $800 million increase in spending out of a budget which is wholly controlled by the revenues taken in by the motor fuel excise tax (as well as some...
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Around the Corner

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December 18, 2012
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Around the Corner today; In-fighting between the State of Virginia and MWAA has led to $1.5 million in MWAA costs… over $15,000 in airline tickets. The real question becomes why the double standard? The Governor goes over seas as well. He paraded around the Country in support of Mitt Romney and called it an...
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