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Friday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff — October 9, 2015 at 8:00 am 2 Comments

Crane at new residential construction in Reston

Measles in Fairfax County — A case of measles has been confirmed in Fairfax County. Authorities say the child, who is no longer contagious, had only one of the two recommended MMR vaccinations as the child was too young for the second dose. Authorities are warning that the child was at several Fairfax County locations, possibly while contagious. [Fairfax County]

Reston Business Pairs With Airbnb — Reston-based BridgeStreet Global Hospitality has formed a partnership with Airbnb.  BridgeStreet offers serviced apartments in over 60 countries, which will not become part of Airbnb Business. [Virginia Business]

More Road Improvements For Virginia — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has received an additional $55.5 million in federal funds that was originally allocated to other states, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced. Since they did not have projects ready to go to use the funding, the Federal Highway Administration reallocated the money to Virginia and other states that have projects in the pipeline ready for work to begin. No word on which Virginia projects will be funded with the money.

Fairfax EDA Leader Honored — Gerald Gordon, President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, has been honored by the International Economic Development Council. [Virginia Business]

  • meh

    I hope most of that 55 million will be used to improve roads around here and not end up paving a new road to some big political donor’s new mansion out in the sticks.

    • Mike M

      You have certainly bought Central and Southern Virginia a nice road net. Bumpass, Assawoman, and Butts Virginia will one day send Fairfax a thank you card.

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