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Tuesday Morning Notes

by Jennifer van der Kleut — December 6, 2016 at 9:00 am 5 Comments

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A Winter Wonderland for Reston’s Young Ones — The Reston Association plans to welcome little ones to its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids can enjoy holiday arts and crafts, games and a festive snack. Registration is $8 for RA members and $12 for non-members and must be made in advance. [Reston Association]

Reminder: GRACE to Unveil New Art Exhibition This Week — The Greater Reston Arts Center is slated to debut a new art show featuring the work of six visual artists this Friday. During the new art show, six artists will showcase work that explores “spirituality, modern life, and ecological concerns through a variety of delicate and precisely crafted cut paper.” [Reston Now]

Members of Congress Slammed Metro Board Friday  Members of the Metro Board appeared before Congress Friday and were not met with a warm welcome. In particular, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called board member Corbett Price’s suggestion to cancel Virginia’s Silver Line extension “parochial theater,” and labeled some board members’ comments as “cheap and reckless.” [Washington Post]

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  • Scott H

    Suburban Rail: The champagne wishes and caviar dreams of big government politicians.

    Hey Jerry. Suburban metro is a bondoggle. If people have to get in the cars to drive to a train station, it will never sustain itself financially. NEVER. Stop the madness. Every dollar spent to date is a sunk cost and we should stop throwing good money after bad. While we’re at it, can we shut down the rest of the Silver line? I’m already tired of paying exorbitant tolls to subsidize train riders and it will only get worse when Metro comes begging for money from the county and state to make the silver line solvent.

    • Mike M

      L-words put ideals ahead of practicality every time. That’s why some have equated it to mental illness.

    • Why do you bother?

      I agree with this. While there is bus service between my street and Wheile, they only run every 45 minutes after 6. I waited that long after just missing the previous bus too many times, and resorted to paying a ridiculous amount to park there instead. No more metro for me. I’m only jobhunting in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

  • Fairfax Country

    Again I think its appropriate to cancel metro phase II and instead replace it with high speed maglev train service to the airport. The nations show case of innovation and high technology at work.

    Make America great again – world’s fastest Maglev airport express train.

    • Scott H

      Wiehle to Dulles in 8 seconds flat!!!

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