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Rep. Jim Moran toured the Defense Health Headquarters along U.S. 50 in Virginia.
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Rep. Jim Moran toured the Defense Health Headquarters along U.S. 50 in Virginia.

In Fairfax County, transportation issues surrounding a new government facility on Route 50 has Congressman Jim Moran calling out GSA and Department of Defense officials for what he calls poor planning and bad decision making.

The sprawling new campus for the military's Defense Health Headquarters  borders Route 50 on one side and a residential neighborhood on the other. Three buildings are set to house more than 3,000 workers.

According to a survey from Congressman Jim Moran's office, many of them will drive to work solo.: "That presents a problem to people who live next to the facility. There's a small side street that allows for entry into the Pine Spring neighborhood from Route 50, but it's also next a large security checkpoint, which could back up cars and block a main artery into the community."

There's no Metro station within walking distance, only a bus stop. Moran met with GSA and Department officials at the site this morning and demanded they re-route traffic to a back entrance and increase ride share options. He charges poor planning and bad decision making on the part of DOD and the General Services Administration.

GSA promised to ramp up their shuttle bus service from the closest Metro station and from the Pentagon.

 

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