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My Tweets With Loudoun Supervisor Delgaudio Who Admits to Committing A Crime

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October 24, 2014
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors shifted conservative in 2012, but many of the people who voted them might not have known they planned on shutting down a project that could help the commutes of tens of thousands of residents

On twitter last night I happened upon a tweet from Loudoun Supervisor Delgaudio, if you don’t know who he is try a google search, and noticed something peculiar. Supervisor Delgaudio was admitting to committing a crime and campaign no-no on twitter. He was quite proud of it in fact. So I thought I’d call...
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Important Senate Debate Held In Tysons

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October 8, 2014
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The growing Tysons region is known for its business prowess and the escalating construction boom that has defined the skyline for a decade now, but last night’s US Senate debate between incumbent Mark Warner and challenger Ed Gillespie shows that Tysons is becoming an important political center as well. As the downtown of Fairfax...
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Food Trucks Facing Tickets In Tysons Again

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September 16, 2014
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When Fairfax County announced they would be pursuing sensible regulations to allow food truck operation in Tysons last year, it seemed like a brewing problem between local police and permit carrying food truck vendors was avoided. The issue was stirred up again yesterday as several food trucks were told to move on by Fairfax...
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Hit Or Miss Day For Tysons Planning Future

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September 10, 2014
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Yesterday WUSA9 and WAMU885 ran stories about the glut of car parking provided at the McLean station, an issue that the Board of Supervisors has spent inordinate amounts of time trying to negotiate with land owners, at times giving up other bargaining chips to do so. The lot is empty, as we have been...
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423 Bus Routing Shows Why Ridership Has Dropped

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September 3, 2014
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Transportation planning is not an easy thing to do. Politics, economics, physical reality, and a dozen other factors can take infrastructure that looks good on paper and render it unfeasible and at times diluted beyond recognition. Case in point, the 423 bus, one of three new circulators that are meant to serve the growing...
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Month 2 of Parkageddon

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August 22, 2014
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It’s time to once again return to the misery that has befallen our little city of Tysons, #parkageddon. For those of you unfamiliar Parkageddon involves the onslaught of the driving hordes searching for hours in town for a parking space because none was provided for the Silver Line metro. Of course, there were 700...
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No More Excuses In Tysons: Status Quo Threatens Safety

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July 29, 2014
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For several years transportation officials, planners, and Fairfax County leaders have known that the Silver Line would be a reality, and that pedestrian improvements would be necessary to make sure people could safely use the transit line. After a nearly 9 month delay, County officials are now telling us there wasn’t enough time? Residents...
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Community curious about North Tysons Circulator routes

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July 10, 2014
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At the Ask Fairfax online discussion, no less than 4 questions were asking about the same problem… Where are the bus stops for the new circulator routes going to be in North Tysons? It seems that the discussion group was unprepared to offer any answers and didn’t fully acknowledge the question at first, but eventually...
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Virginia’s Labor Force Might Be Shrinking

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May 12, 2014
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This article was originally posted on Frank Muraca’s website Last year I responded to a post on Bacon’s Rebellion that raised alarms that Virginia’s economy was “tanking.” I argued that there really shouldn’t be concern over the idea that Virginia was on a death spiral while the rest of the nation was facing relative...
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Inspiration Monday: Guerrilla Retrofits

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May 5, 2014
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Proposed Concept Implementation in Tysons Score NextCity.org brings to light what many urban residents already realize. Planners need to be worrying about creating the most out of what a city has, instead of chasing after the next big thing. Some of this comes in the form of transportation efficient designs, some in re-purposed buildings...
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Public Meeting On Tysons Park System Concept Plan

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April 24, 2014
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I was able to attend the Fairfax County Park Authority meeting yesterday which discussed the new Tysons Park System Concept Plan. We previously summarized many of the elements of the plan in a previous post, but the meeting brought up some interesting clarifications we were not aware of. The concept for the trail loop...
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