• Update: Gas Line Repairs Partially Close Leesburg Streets

    Update: Gas Line Repairs Partially Close Leesburg Streets

    Update 2:10 p.m. Jan. 9: Repairs are now estimated to be completed early Tuesday morning, and will impact the evening rush hour commute, Town of Leesburg Public Information Officer Betsy Arnett said. Washington Gas crews  began repair work on gas line at the intersection of East Market Street and Plaza Street in Leesburg on Jan. 7. Necessary

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  • SafeTrack Surge Ends Early, Regular Bus Schedule Resumes Dec. 21

    SafeTrack Surge Ends Early, Regular Bus Schedule Resumes Dec. 21

    SafeTrack, Metro rail’s year-long maintenance and repairs initiative, is ending its latest Safety Surge a day early. Subsequently, Loudoun County will resume its normal bus schedule beginning on Dec. 21. As part of SafteTrack, the Metro system is undergoing significant repairs and updates. The current Safety Surge impacted parts of the Silver Line, which has

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  • Virginia Politicians Say Safety, Funding are Keys to Metro Turnaround

    Virginia Politicians Say Safety, Funding are Keys to Metro Turnaround

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks with Silver Line Rail Project Executive Director Charles Stark (right) at Dulles Airport on Dec. 13. As members of Congress look ahead to the challenges they will tackle in the next session, politicians from both parties agree that the Metro system that 1.2 million people use on a daily basis needs a massive

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  • Leaders Celebrate Pacific Blvd Extension

    Leaders Celebrate Pacific Blvd Extension

    Local officials, law enforcement officers and leaders behind the Kincora project commemorated the completion of the Pacific Blvd extension to Russell Branch Pky on Dec. 9. The newly finished road will connect Russell Branch to Gloucester Parkway in Ashburn, and provide an alternate route and congestion relief parallel to Loudoun’s major traffic corridors along Rt. 7

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  • Metro SafeTrack Surge to Impact Loudoun Bus Commuters

    Metro SafeTrack Surge to Impact Loudoun Bus Commuters

    The next phase of the Metrorail maintenance program, SafeTrack, is scheduled for November 28-December 21, 2016, and will directly affect some riders of the Loudoun County Transit bus service. The 11th “surge” of the SafeTrack plan will reduce the frequencies of trains at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station from six minutes to approximately every 20

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  • Loudoun’s Not So Safe Trucks

    Loudoun’s Not So Safe Trucks

    Sheriff’s Office Unit Takes 50 Percent of Trucks Inspected Off the Road. It’s not unusual to see a big truck pulled over on the side of the road and being inspected by a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) deputy or Virginia State Police trooper. What’s staggering is the percentage of trucks taken out of service due to a safety violation. On

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