Monday, March 18, 2013
Ride free on the Express from now until April 12!
Need to get to Tysons from the Kingstowne area? Starting Monday, the Fairfax Connector bus service will begin running new routes from the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, and Route 493 from Lorton VRE Station and Saratoga Park to Tysons Corner. Buses will use the 495 Express Lanes. There is an introductory free ride period from March 18 - April 12 for the two new express routes (493 and 494). After April 12, an express fare will run $3.65 SmarTrip or $4 cash. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Fairfax County's Board will hold public hearings on both subjects Tuesday afternoon.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on further development in Tysons and proposed changes to child care laws during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 20. Cityline Partners has proposed approximately 19 acres of development that would include office space, a hotel, retail locations and residential buildings south of Westpark Drive and near Westbranch Drive. The proposal – eight buildings as outlined in the plan – would total 2.5 million square feet of development within a half-mile of the Silver Line’s Tysons Corner Metro Station. Click here for more information on the redevelopment plan. The Cityline hearings are scheduled for 3 p.m. The Board will also host a hearing on proposed changes to laws that will affect …
Monday, October 15, 2012
See the agenda for the Oct. 16 Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hear a presentation from the Private Sector Energy Task Force Tuesday detailing how the county can begin to become greener and energy efficient. The task force, which is chaired by Leo Schefer, president of the Washington Airports Task Force, is expected to make a series of recommendations to supervisors. The recommendations may include mapping out how the county intends to meet its goal of a carbon-neutral Tysons Corner by 2030. The task froce also support incentives for property owners to invest in sustainable and green improvements to new and existing buildings in the county. Later in the afternoon, the board will conduct a public comment period regarding the transportation-funding plan for …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The first of three express buses will run from Burke to Tysons. Routes from Lorton and Springfield set for next spring.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a series of express bus routes to Tysons Corner. The service will use the nearly completed I-495 Express Lanes to shuttle commuters from the Burke Centre Virginia Railway Express (VRE), Lorton VRE and Springfield VRE stations to Tysons. The three bus routes are expected to run every 15 minutes during rush hours, and one-way fares are expected to cost between $3.65 and $5.35. Final fare and schedule details will be decided in the fall. “These new bus routes are a great step in the effort to reduce congestion on our roads and provide more transportation alternatives for our residents.” Chairman Bulova said in a statement. “People taking advantage of this new opportunity will enjoy a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In response to the second of six questions posed by Patch, the candidates for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors discuss the $1.6 billion in unfunded costs in Tysons' development.
The four candidates running for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors answered six questions by email for Patch. We will feature one question each day, with the unedited answers by each of the candidates. Incumbent Democrat Sharon Bulova (website, Facebook, Twitter) Independent Christopher DeCarlo (website, YouTube) Independent Will Radle (Facebook, YouTube) Republican Michael “Spike” Williams (website, Facebook) Question #2: According to the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (Table 7 in the Tysons Comprehensive Plan), there are about $1.6 billion in unfunded road and transportation costs in the development of Tysons. Who will be paying these unfunded costs? Explain. Sharon Bulova It is important to remember …