Friday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem April 6, 2018 at 9:00 am 7 Comments

Three hours to get to work — Thursday’s morning commute was complicated for some Northern Virginia residents. Congestion brought the toll on I-66 inside the beltway to $47. [The Washington Post]

Register for bike to work day — “Join more than 500 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work by participating in the Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18 from 6:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.” [Reston Association]

Planting a beer garden — Herndon-based Aslin Beer Co. has opened a beer garden just outside of Nationals Park just in time for the Nationals home opener. [WTOP]

A reset in Reston — Fairfax County zoning officials won’t back off from commitments already made, despite pressure to allow fewer homes in Reston. [Greater Greater Washington]

Work from Lake Anne Brew House — The brew house is offering special deals at its first “work from the brew house” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. [Lake Anne Brew House]

Photo by Ruth Sievers

  • 30yearsinreston

    $47 tolls
    Thank you plum/hudgens

    • Honest question

      Why bother going to work? Might as well just apply for workforce housing, stay home and live off the handouts.

    • Greg

      Look at Lake Anne and you will know your result. All those charrettes were lipstick on the pig (at best).

  • Chuck Morningwood

    If only I could convince my boss to let me work from a brewery.

    “Pardon me, but I spilled my be …er, pretzel … on my keyboard.”

  • OneReally

    The mess that is metro and 47 dollar tolls. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • Greg

      And, it’s only going to get worse. Tolls on the original toll road will soon be going up, and there will be tolls on 66 outside the beltway in a few years. Metro parking will surely increase in price system-wide. Still no progress on the Beltway bottlenecks, especially getting into MD from the Cabin John bridge.

      Plus, Metro just got $15 billion (with a B) over the next 15 years. All that’s supposed to do is keep Metro from failing. No new additions, no Rosslyn tunnel fixes, no red line fixes. What we may get are newer rail cars, full cellular and WiFi service on all lines, upgraded power systems to support eight-car trains, and repaired A/C in the underground stations. And, maybe repairs on the 90% of the system that was not touched in the disruptive, costly maintenance surges of last year.

      Did anyone note that the Silver line (most if not all) maintenance and operating costs for the 2nd half of it are not included in those numbers?

      • OneReally

        I find it comical that our government believes it can toll its way out of this mess.

        So glad I work from home.


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