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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:

Congresswoman Wexton (VA-10) votes to reopen federal government

US Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), who represents part of the Prince William County area, released the following statement after voting to reopen the government on her first day in Congress:

Get Medicaid info and sign up for health coverage Jan. 15 (Culpeper) and Jan. 24 (Manassas Park)

Medicaid education, application assistance and healthcare resources will be provided by Novant UVA Health during two free fairs open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Culpeper and on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Manassas Park.

Fourth economic development coup for Roanoke area county in 2018

Cline Brubaker, chairman of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors said in a news release, “Since locating its North American headquarters in our community, McAirlaid’s has played a central role in the health of our economic base, providing high-quality jobs to Franklin County citizens. This expansion once again proves the area’s ability to foster long-term growth for outstanding industries that decide to locate here.

Three solar projects for state facilities

Charlottesville-based Sun Tribe Solar submitted the winning bid for solar energy installations at the Virginia Department of Forestry headquarters in Charlottesville, the Virginia Public Safety Training Center in Hanover, and Haynesville Correctional Center on Virginia’s Northern Neck.

IDEMIA will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters to Reston

Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented IdentityTM for an increasingly digital world, will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Billerica, Mass. to Reston in Fairfax County. The project will create more than 90 new jobs, a news release said.

Trash acceptance taking a holiday in Prince William

Prince William County Landfill and Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Facility will close at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and remain closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.

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.

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.

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