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CUE Bus Base Fare Increases by 10¢ Effective January 2, 2011

CUE Bus Base Fare Increases by 10¢ Effective January 2, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va. — Effective January 2, 2011, the City of Fairfax CUE Bus base fares will increase by 10¢ to $1.70 per person. Only the base fare is affected.  Fare remains $1.50 for SmarTrip users.  Fares for elementary and high school students, riders with disabilities and senior citizens with valid ID remain 75¢.

Children age 3 and younger continue to ride for free, as do George Mason University students, staff and faculty with ID.  For information, call 703-385-7859.

Stop fumbling for cash for bus fare: switch to SmarTrip.  CUE Bus patrons may recharge these permanent plastic cards at any Metro station, on the Metro website — even on the CUE Bus.  For information, visit www.wmata.com or call 202-637-6700.

City of Falls Church Launches New Road Safety Program

From the City of Falls Church:

The City of Falls Church is launching a new road safety program to prevent dangerous red-light running.  The Falls Church Focus on Safety Program aims to protect drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians from injuries or crashes caused by red-light runners. The City has installed intersection safety cameras at Broad and Cherry Streets and at Broad Street and Annandale Road, and for the next 30 days – until Jan. 18 – the City will issue warnings to drivers caught on camera running a red light.  Citations will be issued beginning on Jan. 18.

The City chose these locations after evaluating where red-light running commonly occurs and where intersection safety cameras are most likely to improve safety.

Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

Cheapest Gas Price in Falls Church

According to AAA, The cheapest gas in Falls Church is $2.799 a gallon at Virginia Forest Liberty. This gas station is located at 702 South Washington Street in Falls Church, VA.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Metro to Improve Lighting at West Falls Church Station

The Metro Finance and Administration committee endorsed the reimbursable project today, September 16, to install new lights on the busy bay canopies at West Falls Church Metrorail station. This new lighting will improve safety, as well as service reliability. The project will be voted on by the full Metro Board of Directors on September 30.

The canopies were originally completed back in January without lighting because a lack of resources. Now new funds from the Virginia Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will enable the addition of this new lighting. The project is expected to be completed by late January 2011.

City Council Votes to Terminate GEORGE Bus System

The Falls Church City Council has recently voted to terminate the local GEORGE bus system, the city’s clean diesel bus. The vote was cast 6-1 and the buses will terminate at the end of September.

The council’s vote is due to the low ridership of this bus system and high subsidy levels. Councilman Robin Gardner made the motion to terminate and Ron Peppe seconded that motion. Councilman David Snyder was the one council member that was in strong opposition of the decision. Here is more information about the GEORGE bus: http://www.fallschurchva.gov/Content/CultureRecreation/GEORGEmain.aspx