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Final 9/11 Anniversary Ride to Impact Friday Commute

From Virginia State Police:


FAIRFAX, Va. – Those living, working and traveling through the Northern Virginia region on the afternoon and evening of Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, are advised to begin preparing now for major road closures associated with a  Sept. 11, 2001, motorcycle tribute procession.

This year’s America’s 9/11 Foundation, Inc., event is anticipated to have its largest turnout ever with over 1,800 motorcyclists expected to participate. The annual remembrance ride honors all who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks, aftermath and recovery. The ride travels from Somerset, Pennsylvania to the Pentagon, then to the site of the World Trade Center over a four-day period of time.

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14


Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

Expect Traffic Delays for the Sesquicentennial Activities

From Prince William County Police:

The Prince William County Visitors Bureau will be hosting the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run commemorative events July 21-24, 2011. Sesquicentennial activities will occur in the City of Manassas July 19 – 24.  Heavy traffic should be expected on these dates in the City of Manassas as well as on routes 29 and 234 in the area of the Manassas National Battlefield Park.  (A complete list of events and times can be found at the visitor’s Bureau website).

For the Civil War Re-enactment on July 23rd and 24th, attendees will be asked to park at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA 20136.  Charter buses will take people to the re-enactment site on Brawner Farm.  The bus route from Jiffy Lube Live will be Wellington Road to University Boulevard to Route 29 North to Pageland Lane.

Register for Bike to Work Day Today

From Prince William County:


Friday, May 20, 2011 is Bike to Work Day in the County. Commuters are encouraged to ride their bikes to work as part of National Bike Month. To register, visit www.waba.org/events. Pit stops throughout the County will offer food, drinks, entertainment, and chances to win bicycles and other prizes. Register to get a free t-shirt at your pit stop!



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:

Register for Bike to Work Day

Register for Bike to Work Day

From Prince William County:

Street Smart Education and Enforcement Campaign for Pedestrian Safety

From Prince William County Police Department:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . The Prince William County Police Department invites County residents to help observe pedestrian and bicyclist safety during the “Street Smart” education and enforcement campaign during the week of April 10-16.

This campaign is aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes with motor vehicles. During the campaign, police officers will focus attention on vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle violations that are known to contribute to these types of crashes:

• speeding, 

• running red lights, 

• running stop signs, and 

• not using headlights at night, or at any time when visibility is reduced.