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LSCO Traffic Safety Unit Conducting Seatbelt Checkpoint on Riverside Parkway

LSCO Traffic Safety Unit Conducting Seatbelt Checkpoint on Riverside Parkway

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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 Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police Announce Route 9 Enforcement Effort

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Loudoun Sheriff’s Office & Virginia State Police Announce Route 9 Enforcement Effort

Loudoun Sheriff’s Office & Virginia State Police Announce Route 9 Enforcement Effort

From Loudoun County Sheriff's Office---Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson announced today a joint effort with the Virginia State Police to combat aggressive driving on Route 9. From May 16 to May 30, both agencies will target aggressive drivers in a continuing effort to promote highway safety and the efficient flow of traffic for Virginia motorists and visitors.

“Given the high volume of traffic and inherently hazardous nature of Route 9, it is imperative that motorists obey all traffic laws,” said Sheriff Simpson. “As evidenced by the crash last Christmas Eve which took the lives of three men, any loss of control on Route 9 can have tragic consequences. This enforcement effort is an excellent opportunity to remind drivers of the dangers of driving aggressively while simultaneously enforcing traffic laws.”

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: