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Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

From VDOT:

 

Expect Heavy Traffic in Falls Church Area, Sunday, June 5

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Heavy Traffic Expected in Falls Church June 5

From the City of Falls Church:

Two Falls Church City schools will be the polling place on Sunday, June 5, for Peruvians voting in their home country’s presidential election.  Thousands of people are expected, potentially creating heavy foot and vehicular traffic in the area. 

George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, 7130 Leesburg Pike, are being rented from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the election.  Falls Church City Police and Fairfax County Police, with assistance from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Metro, are coordinating plans for keeping traffic moving, including having extra personnel on site.  Visitors to the polling places have been encouraged to use public transit.  Drivers to the City are advised that parking in shopping center parking lots are for customers only and cars may be towed if parked illegally.

Falls Church Street Closings on Memorial Day

From the City of Falls Church:

Several Falls Church City streets will be closed to vehicular traffic, or only be open to local or parade traffic, on Memorial Day, Monday May 30. 

        From 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (except for limited local and vendor traffic) Park Avenue will be closed from Maple to Virginia Avenue and Little Falls Street will be closed from Park Avenue to Great Falls Street.

City of Falls Church Hosts Refreshment Stop

From the City of Falls Church:

 

The City of Falls Church is hosting a “refreshment stop” alongside the W&OD Trail at Little Falls Street on Friday, May 20, “Bike to Work Day”.  The Falls Church refreshment stop will be open with free refreshments from 6:30 – 9 a.m.  A limited number of “giveaways” will be available as well as information about the City’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Calming Strategic Plan.

Bike to Work Day will be recognized in communities across the country on May 20 to draw attention to the health, economic and environmental benefits of biking and walking – rather than driving a car – to work. 

Loudoun County Transit Celebrates One Million Rides Milestone

Loudoun County Transit Celebrates One Million Rides Milestone

Loudoun County Transit (LC Transit) has reached the milestone of one million rides. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at about 7:30 a.m., a passenger crossed the threshold by boarding a Loudoun County commuter bus, putting the service over one million rides for Fiscal Year 2011.

LC Transit provides commuter bus service weekdays from twelve park and ride lots throughout Loudoun to destinations within the Washington metropolitan region, including Tysons Corner, West Falls Church, Rosslyn, Crystal City, and the Pentagon.  Buses also make stops in the District of Columbia along major business corridors and near federal buildings and tourist locations. 

In FY 2001, total passenger trips were just over 180,000.  By June 2011 and the end of FY 2011, LC Transit will have logged just over 1.2 million passenger trips.  In 10 years the annual passenger trips have increased more than six fold. 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with: