• McAuliffe Announces Independent Metro Review

    McAuliffe Announces Independent Metro Review

    To help Virginia address Metro’s ongoing litany of safety, maintenance and cost issues, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has commissioned a formal, independent review of the entire system. Former U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood, whom the governor’s office described as a “transportation expert that can bring an objective look at this situation without the bias of

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  • Despite Virginia’s Efforts, Potomac Crossing Still Not in Regional Transportation Plans

    Despite Virginia’s Efforts, Potomac Crossing Still Not in Regional Transportation Plans

    Officials representing regional transportation entities including (from left to right) Monica Backmon, Richard Parsons and David Birtwistle speak at a forum before the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce on March 16. After finally equipping itself for one of its most sought-after transportation projects, momentum for a new Potomac River bridge crossing still isn’t transcending the

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  • Route 7 Nightly Road Closures to Begin Later This Month

    Route 7 Nightly Road Closures to Begin Later This Month

    Late night traveling will be impacted along Route 7 as the Belmont Ridge Road interchange construction progresses. Loudoun County officials announced upcoming planned night closures to set structural steel for the future interchange at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road). The work will occur in two phases with the first

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  • New Link from Rt. 28 to Herndon Opens

    New Link from Rt. 28 to Herndon Opens

    Loudoun County celebrated its latest road opening on Feb. 22, and local officials are confident this one will have impact far beyond the county line. Several members of the Board of Supervisors as well as more than two dozen community leaders were on hand for a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of Innovation Ave.  Located near

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  • Loudoun Launches New Commuter Bus Service, Announces Schedule Changes

    Loudoun Launches New Commuter Bus Service, Announces Schedule Changes

    Beginning, Feb. 6, 2017, Loudoun County Transit will add commuter bus service to Washington D.C. from the East Gate Park and Ride, located at 43664 Tall Cedars Pkwy in Chantilly. Since opening in the summer of 2015, the East Gate Park and Ride has provided Metro-Connection Bus Service, taking riders to the Wiehle-Reston Metro rail

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  • Despite Challenges, Supervisors Stand Behind Metro

    Despite Challenges, Supervisors Stand Behind Metro

    As it prepares to expand into Loudoun County, the region’s maligned Metro rail system is considering fare increases, service reductions and other cuts as it tries to address maintenance and safety concerns and a more than $250 million budget deficit. Speaking at an event hosted by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1, County

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