The fight to delay the September arrival of more than 6,000 federal workers at the Department of Defense's new Mark Center complex off Interstate 395 in Alexandria continues, but lawmakers are finding that there's little then can do to stop the move.
In Virginia, the Department of Defense Base realignment and Closure -- or BRAC -- program could bring a huge economic boost to the Route 1 corridor in the form of 4000 new employees coming to work at Fort Belvoir. But new traffic problems could offset the benefits.
Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) wants a lawsuit brought against the Pentagon to stop it from moving thousands of its workers to Alexandria and creating crippling traffic tie ups. And a report released Wednesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General might provide just the opening he's looking for.
Leaders in Northern Virginia are congratulating their congressmen for securing $150 million to help with the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process. But a meeting Wednesday underscored how much work is left to be done.
Maryland's Montgomery County and portions of Northern Virginia are set to receive $300 million in federal funding to relieve the congestion expected to result from U.S. military's upcoming base closure and realignment.
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