Agenda for 28 November 2007 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting..
- Topic: Neighborhood policing in Sully
- Lieutenant Boyd Thompson of the Sully Police Station will attend to brief on police matters
- Fair Oaks Police Station has also been invited.
- Land Use and Transportation
- Old Business
- Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to begin collecting local taxes and fees
- In a recent alert sent out by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), the group reminds citizens that the collection of the seven approved taxes and fees will begin January 1, 2008.
- The Authority has created and posted a set of guidelines for the taxes and fees ( which can be seen here ) and they encourage all area residents to review its contents and plan accordingly.
- The NVTA would like to remind all Northern Virginians to take the time to review all of the information posted on their Web site which was created by the Commonwealth to detail collection guidelines.
- From Representative Wolf's report on transportation issues, the final version of the annual transportation spending bill, which was approved by the House last week, includes funding for two important projects in northern Virginia.
- The annual spending bill provides another $35 million for the Dulles rail project. This latest installment brings the total federal share for the project to date to nearly $250 million.
- The bill also includes $1 million to study establishing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on I-66 outside the Beltway.
- The Dulles Corridor Metrorail project is on the brink of reality and the additional funding is another step in the right direction in helping relieve congestion in the Dulles corridor and allowing all commuters to spend less time stuck in traffic and more time doing the things they want.
- BRT systems, often described as a train car on wheels, use dedicated lanes, enhanced fare collection, platform loading and other elements of rail systems to provide faster transit service but at a lower cost. Now that we have the approval – and the money – for another westbound lane on I-66 inside the Beltway, BRT is the next logical step to providing congestion relief, particularly for those who live in western Fairfax County, Prince William County and Fauquier County.
- New Business
- Access Management Web Site
- DATA has provided this link as it applies to Route 50 part of the Dulles Loop
- On October 4th, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance hosted a seminar featuring information-packed presentations by some of the region’s foremost transportation professionals. To read or download these presentations, or refer to graphs, charts, maps, factoids and talking points please follow the link above.
This is an excellent opportunity to access concise information on the latest regional transportation news and happenings.
- Regional Air Quality, Demographic and Travel Trends
- Recent and Future Dulles Rail Milestones
- The Status of Capital Beltway and I-95/I-395 HOT-Lanes
- The Latest Virginia Rail Express Developments
- What’s Being Done to Manage Traffic During Dulles Rail and HOT-Lane Construction
- What’s Happening at the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
- Projects in Virginia’s New Six-Year Construction Program that will Make a Difference
- Surface Transportation Accessibility Realities at Dulles Airport
- Key Regional Missing Links that Offer the Most Congestion Relief
- Jim Neighbors recommended the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Citizen Guide to Transportation
- The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Transportation Planning Board is seeking applications for the 2008 TPB Citizens Advisory Committee. The application form provides some background on the committee’s purpose and activities, and asks applicants to respond to a few basic questions. If you are interested in getting more extensively involved in regional transportation planning issues please apply or if you know some folks who would be appropriate for this group, please forward them this application.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Upcoming Hearings for Bus Lines 12, 20, 2W
- Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road.
- Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive.
- West County High School Boundary Study
- Currently there are significant enrollment and capacity imbalances among high schools in the western portion of the county. Community members have expressed concern over the impact these imbalances have on programs and extra curricular activities. The School Board has directed staff to conduct a boundary study to address these concerns. The scope of these studies has been posted.
- For additional information on the boundary studies, please contact the Office of Facilities Planning Services at 703-246-6930.
- Meeting dates:
- December 3 7:30 p.m. Westfield High School
- December 19 7:30 p.m. Oakton High School
- The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will sponsor their seventh annual Conservation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30 a.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott
- When: December 5th, 2007, 7:30 am to 9:00 am
- Where: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA
- Who is going to be there: Lawrence A. Selzer, President and C.E.O. of The Conservation Fund, is the keynote speaker. NVCT is presenting the Fairfax Conservationist of the Year Award at the event. All the most important people in Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions will be in attendance.
- "The Seventh Annual Conservation Breakfast is an opportunity for NVCT to share with the community how our mission of ‘saving nearby nature’ improves the quality of life for the residents of Northern Virginia. By conserving the land we all can protect our water quality, build buffers for local parks, protect rare species, preserve historic landmarks, and conserve our natural and historic resources to benefit the current and future residents of this area," said Michael Nardolilli, NVCT President.
- Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $50.00. Space is limited. For reservations or further information, call (703) 354-5093 extension 22 or email Andrew at NVCT
- Planned for 19 December 2007 Meeting
- No December Meeting! Happy Holidays!
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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