Friday Morning Notes

Lake Audubon (Photo courtesy of Paul Hartke)

Metro Pulls 4000-Series Rail Cars — Metro yesterday took its 4000-series rail cars out of service due to concerns with the safety of their automatic train control systems. [WTOP]

Leading Saudi Family Helps Buy Reston Office Building — A leading family of Saudi Arabia is supporting a joint venture that has paid $60 million for the eight-story Reston Eastpointe office building at 11091 Sunset Hills Road. [Washington Business Journal]

Meetings Begin on Fairfax County Parkway Traffic Woes — Fairfax County officials this week started holding meetings on how to address traffic woes along Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286), including the stretch that flows through Reston and Herndon. Local leaders are looking to hear residents’ feedback on proposed fixes intended to ease congestion, as well as account for future population growth. [Reston Patch]

Reston Library to Host Crime Thriller Author — Award-winning author Aaron Roy Even will visit the Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Dr.) tomorrow from 2-3:30 p.m. to discuss his crime thriller, “He Comes in Fire,” which takes place in a fictitious town in central Virginia. Even’s work has appeared on several TV networks, including the National Geographic, Discovery and Smithsonian channels. [Reston Now Events]

Photo courtesy of Paul Hartke

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