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Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has taken action on several fronts in its continued opposition to the decision of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors in favor of an underground alignment for the proposed Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrator to seek additional information from MWAA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding the potential impacts on Dulles Metrorail, the operations at Dulles Airport, and any possible extension further into Loudoun County should the Board vote to opt out of the funding agreement for Phase 2 of the project.

Loudoun County Transit Celebrates One Million Rides Milestone

Loudoun County Transit Celebrates One Million Rides Milestone

Loudoun County Transit (LC Transit) has reached the milestone of one million rides. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at about 7:30 a.m., a passenger crossed the threshold by boarding a Loudoun County commuter bus, putting the service over one million rides for Fiscal Year 2011.

LC Transit provides commuter bus service weekdays from twelve park and ride lots throughout Loudoun to destinations within the Washington metropolitan region, including Tysons Corner, West Falls Church, Rosslyn, Crystal City, and the Pentagon.  Buses also make stops in the District of Columbia along major business corridors and near federal buildings and tourist locations. 

In FY 2001, total passenger trips were just over 180,000.  By June 2011 and the end of FY 2011, LC Transit will have logged just over 1.2 million passenger trips.  In 10 years the annual passenger trips have increased more than six fold. 

Loudoun County Conducting Assessment of Public Transportation Needs

Loudoun County Conducting Assessment of Public Transportation Needs

An online survey has been posted to the Loudoun County Government Website to help the county determine priority public transportation needs and issues. Citizen feedback is a very important part of this process. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at www.loudoun.gov/transit-needs. The survey will be posted online through May 31, 2011.

The Loudoun County Government is conducting this assessment of current public transportation use. It is seeking community input to help identify unmet transportation needs in an effort to improve public transportation services.

If you would like to participate in the survey, but are unable to use a computer to complete the online survey, then you may contact Loudoun ENDependence (LEND) at  571-291-9550 or e-mail billw@ecnv.org to assist you in answering the survey questions.

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:

Flower and Garden Festival Road Closures and Detours

Flower and Garden Festival Road Closures and Detours

From the Leesburg Police Department:

The 21st annual Town of Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival will be held this weekend in downtown Leesburg. The hours of the event are 10AM to 6PM Saturday April 16, 2010, and 10AM to 5PM Sunday April 17, 2010.

Beginning at 5:30 PM Friday April 15, 2010, several downtown street closures will be in effect for the vendor’s setup of displays. These street closures will be in effect until approximately 10PM on Sunday April 18, 2010.

The following streets will be closed for the event:

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New Tysons Express Bus Schedule Effective Monday, April 4, 2011

New Tysons Express Bus Schedule Effective Monday, April 4, 2011

A new schedule for Loudoun County’s Tysons Express bus service will go into effect Monday, April 4, 2011.

The new schedule combines two of the current early morning buses that have had low ridership. It also adds a bus that departs later in the morning in response to requests for a later departure time. There are no changes to the afternoon schedule. The highlights of the new morning schedule are:

• The TC1 and TC2 are being combined into one bus, departing Leesburg at 5:54 a.m. and departing the Broadlands Park and Ride lots at 6:05 a.m. and 6:10: a.m.

• The remaining morning departure times do not change.

• The new later bus departs the Leesburg Park & Ride Lot at 9:00 a.m., the Broadlands Market Place at 9:11 a.m., and the Broadlands Park & Ride Lot at 9:16 a.m., and will drop off at all 18 stops in Tysons, also serving the Tysons Corner Center.