Federal lawmakers representing Northern Virginia say they finally have some tools to fight the traffic nightmare that is developing around the Department of Defense's Mark Center complex in Alexandria.
Local lawmakers are finally getting what they asked for: the Department of Defense will put in $270 million for road projects to reduce traffic resulting from BRAC near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda and Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County.
Virginia's senators are joining two of the state's Northern Virginia congressmen in appealing to the Department of Defense to address traffic issues associated with the DOD's new office at the Mark Center in Alexandria.
The lengthy traffic jams expected along the Interstate-395 corridor once the Department of Defense Mark Center building opened in Alexandria haven't materialized since employees started moving in earlier this month.
As Northern Virginia braces for the commuting challenges expected from the transfer of thousands of jobs to Fort Belvoir, officials in Fairfax County are hoping a new bus route will ease some of the load.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.