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Monday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke — February 27, 2017 at 9:00 am 10 Comments

Morning Notes - Winter

Officer’s Name to Be Made Public — The Fairfax County Police Department has been informed by the FBI that there is no credible threat to the officer who shot and killed a Herndon man Jan. 16, ending a chaotic barricade/hostage situation. Police Chief Edwin Roessler says the officer’s name will be released. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Community Council on Land Use Meets Tonight — The group, chaired by former county planning commissioner Walter Alcorn, aims to produce a set of recommendations that would improve Fairfax County’s public outreach and community engagement in the land use and development process. It plans to meet every other Monday at 7:30 p.m., through April 24, at the Fairfax County Government Center. [Fairfax County]

Robin McGreer/FCPDPolice Say Man Bites Another’s Face in ‘Bias-Related’ Attack — Robin McGreer (pictured), 35, of McLean, faces a charge of maliciously causing bodily injury after police say he used racial slurs while threatening a man before biting him, resulting in a “significant facial wound.” The incident took place in a Tysons Corner Center parking lot. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Australian Company Takes Full Ownership of Greenway — Macquarie Atlas Roads last week became full owner of the Dulles Greenway. The company’s chief executive said he hopes to boost revenues by improving entry and exit points. [Australian Financial Review]

Reston Native Working to Defend Against Cyber Threats — Cmdr. Nick Shur is serving in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a member of Space and Warfare Systems Command, which works to improve cyber war-fighting capability and enhances technology on surface ships, aircraft and submarines. [Fairfax Times]

Herndon High Grad Is a Diamond Star — Ky Parrott, of the Herndon High School Class of 2013, has been named to the preseason first-team all-conference baseball team in the Colonial Athletic Association. A senior at James Madison University, Parrott has started the season strong as well. [JMU Breeze]

  • Generic User

    Macquarie Atlas Roads last week became full owner of the Dulles
    Greenway. The company’s chief executive said he hopes to boost revenues
    by…….raising toll prices.

    • FakeNewsHunter

      The company’s CEO said he hopes to boost revenues by improving entry/exit points. Have not seen anything which says by raising toll prices. Where did you see that information?

      • Generic User

        Dude, I am joking. I am suggesting that that may happen down the line. That is how this commenting thing works, people post their opinions about the story, sometimes in sarcastic tones.

        • The Constitutionalist

          You’re probably right though. As access increases and the use increases, raising tolls is the logical next step.

          • Greg

            Don’t forget that the original toll road was supposed to be free once it was paid for. It was long ago paid for. Then came metro. BOHICA. Tolls are higher than ever and going only one way: up.

          • PublicTransportUser

            There’s a BIG difference between the Toll Road and the Dulles Greenway. The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned toll road, it was privately built and is not a public asset. It’s a great example of privately funding a public benefit. Although privately owned, there are policies in place to prevent highway robbery.

          • Greg

            You missed the point(s). #smh.

      • Anonymous Poster

        I don’t understand how improving entry/exit points will increase revenues.

        • Generic User

          They can’t come out and say they are going to raise tolls, so their PR people come up with some bull. Maybe their angle is that more people would take the Greenway if there were not lines at the entry/exit ramps. While I rarely drive the Greenway, I drive the tollway daily and when there are lines at rush hour, the bottle neck is the street it is feeding into, not the ramp itself. But I am not sure lines are keeping people from taking the pay roads, I imagine it is the cost.

  • jmsullivan

    “… he used racial slurs while threatening a man before biting him, resulting in a “significant facial wound.” The incident took place in a Tysons Corner Center parking lot.”

    Clearly a false flag operation by Boston Properties meant to scare people into paying to park at the Town Center…

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