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VRE to Gainesville/Haymarket... or Not?
The Virginia Railway Express Gainesville/Haymarket Implementation Plan presumes that we should spend big bucks to extend commuter rail.The alternative is to focus on improving service on the current lines, running trains more often and offering greater reliability. Even if you think more is better, we should at least recognize that we have a choice on deciding how far is far enough.
What would happen if we got Metrorail?
...Of course we want Metro. Metro is good good good. It’s like asking someone on a hot July afternoon “want a cold drink?” Unless you consider the impacts. Getting Metro to PW County could be economic suicide.
Trails added at Long Park
A significant amount of trail development and maintenance was accomplished at James Long Park recently. Park Authority staff partnered with volunteers to improve existing trails and clear new trails.
Virginia schools going green
Green is good for business. Leaders who invested early in environmentally-friendly design are reaping the benefits and everyone is starting to notice. Green buildings use less energy, saving money year after year. New design features aimed at creating a light footprint are also creating welcoming spaces and a sense of well being. Plus green buildings are great for your reputation.
Strategic Planning Strategies
...This year the County’s report says that citizen input consistently showed four priorities: Education, Environment, Public Safety, and Transportation. Under the newly proposed “transformative” approach, it appears these citizen priorities would be mixed-and-matched under a few categories with trendy, feel-good names: Sustainable Neighborhoods, Sustainable Families, Sustainable Businesses.