• 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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  • McAuliffe, Regional Leaders Disagree on Bridges, Metro

    McAuliffe, Regional Leaders Disagree on Bridges, Metro

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan are still far apart in ideas for bridges across the Potomac. At the Capital Region Business Forum on Oct. 12, McAuliffe said there is no more expansion Northern Virginia can do. Since Maryland owns the Potomac, that a bridge crossing was their responsibility. “If I was

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  • Board Approves Paving of Greggsville Road

    Board Approves Paving of Greggsville Road

    After months of studies, public hearings, commentary, research and in-person experience, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 4 to pave the two-and-a-half miles stretch of Greggsville Road in western Loudoun. After a lengthy public hearing session full of supporters and opponents, the Board voted 7-0-2 in favor of paving, with Ron Meyer (R-Broad Run)

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  • “Highway Robbery”: Local Officials Weigh in on Greenway Ruling

    “Highway Robbery”: Local Officials Weigh in on Greenway Ruling

    In an expected yet disappointing ruling for many in Loudoun County, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld the State Corporation Commission’s findings in toll rate investigations on the privately owned Dulles Greenway. This allows the Greenway’s owner, Toll Road Investors Partnership II, to continue charging what many in Loudoun County consider exorbitant tolls to use the road.

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  • EDAC Discusses Metro, Loudoun’s Future

    EDAC Discusses Metro, Loudoun’s Future

    Joined by Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld, the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission focused on the future of Metro and its impact on the area during its meeting Sep. 9. In a candid presentation before many of the county’s business leaders, Wiedefeld discussed some of the transportation system’s major challenges, saying the condition of

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