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Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

NPS’ funding request to reconstruct eight miles of GW Pkwy. gets boost from Sens. Warner and Kaine

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bicameral letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application to secure $126 million in funding to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of the north end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

One man dead, four others injured when car hits trees in Bristow Rd. accident Dec. 23

On December 23 at 10:37PM, investigators from the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 10900 block of Bristow Rd in Bristow (20136) to investigate a single vehicle crash. According to the police report, the investigation revealed that a 1990 Acura Integra was traveling eastbound on Bristow Rd when the driver lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck two trees.

Highway alert: Va. State Police to be looking for HOV lane violators on I-66 on Thursday, Dec. 13

Virginia State Police (VSP) will conduct a focused High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) enforcement on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway Thursday, December 13th, during morning and afternoon rush hour periods, according to a news release from the office of Del. Tim Hugo.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Minnieville Road project

The Board of County Supervisors will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Minnieville Road project on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot of Howison Park, located 14716 Minnieville Road.

I-66 ramp to Rte. 234 to be closed Dec. 8-9 for water main repair

The ramp from westbound I-66 to northbound Route 234 (Exit 47B) will be closed (weather permitting) from 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 to noon Sunday, Dec. 9 for Prince William County Service Authority water main repairs, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. A detour will be marked.

Va. Inland Port in Front Royal to be expanded with $15.5 million federal DOT grant

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Virginia $15,500,197 to increase terminal capacity at the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) in Front Royal.

Fatality involving Jeep and tractor-trailer at Heathcote & US 29

On Nov. 27 at 11:42AM, investigators with the Crash Unit responded to Lee Hwy at Heathcote Blvd in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a fatal two vehicle crash, according to Off. Nathan Probus, police department spokesman.

Amazon to locate half of second headquarters in No. Virginia; state incentive package part of deal

It’s official. Half of Amazon's second headquarters will be coming to Northern Virginia. The company will invest about $2.5 billion and create 25,000 jobs over 12 years, according to a news release from Virginia Business. Over the next 20 years, the state will pay an annual incentive to Amazon based on number of jobs and salary levels, make transportation improvements to ease mobility in the region and invest in technology education from kindergarten through master's degree levels with matching funds from educational institutions.

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