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Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Reagan National and Dulles Announce Free WiFi

Reagan National and Dulles Announce Free WiFi

From MWAA:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is pleased to announce that wireless internet service is now free at Reagan National and Dulles International Airports. Customers on the go can enjoy a convenient connection from their wireless-enabled laptops or mobile devices. Previously, an access fee was charged to individuals who did not have a subscription with a major wireless carrier. Now, all users who select the Airport’s new free WiFi network can connect to the internet for free.

 

            Airport                          Name of Free WiFi network

Lowest Gas Prices in Annandale According to GasBuddy

Lowest Gas Prices in Annandale According to GasBuddy
Lowest Gas Prices in Virginia
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I-66 Pavement Rehab Begins April 4

From VDOT:

In April, the Virginia Department of Transportation begins a $48 million project to repair and resurface six and a half miles of badly deteriorated pavement on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Route 50 in Fairfax County. To minimize impacts to motorists, all lane closures will take place at night—between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. The project will be complete in the fall of 2012.

Beginning April 4, two of three lanes on eastbound I-66 will be closed weeknights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. between the Beltway and Route 50.

Beginning Monday, April 18, the same closures will begin 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights on westbound I-66 between the Beltway and Route 50. Crews will limit the work zones to about two miles at a time. The closures in both directions will continue Sunday through Thursday nights through November 2012, weather permitting.

Board of Supervisors Recommends Names for Dulles Metrorail Stations

Board of Supervisors Recommends Names for Dulles Metrorail Stations

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Yesterday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recommended names for the eight Metrorail stations that are part of the Dulles Metrorail Project. The names, which must be approved by the Washington Metro Transit Authority board of directors, are as follows:

  • Tysons-McLean
  • Tysons I & II
  • Tysons Central
  • Tysons-Spring Hill Rd
  • Reston-Wiehle Ave
  • Reston Town Center
  • Herndon-Reston West
  • Herndon-Dulles East

Each proposed station name connotes a community: Tysons, Reston, Herndon, or McLean. Some include street names while others include the name of shopping malls and a town center.

Private school seeks neighborhood support for expansion plans

Private school seeks neighborhood support for expansion plans

The private Westminster School, at 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, is planning a major expansion—to include a new building for its preschool program and a new athletic field with synthetic turf—and is urging nearby residents to support its efforts.

At the annual meeting of the Broyhill Crest Community Association March 21, Head of School Ellis Glover urged people to disregard a flyer left at their doors asking them to urge the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to reject Westminster’s expansion proposal. The board will consider the matter at a public hearing March 29.

Cherry Blossom Traffic Pattern

This community notice comes to us from the U.S. Park Police: