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Tuesday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem July 10, 2018 at 9:00 am 6 Comments

For Dulles Toll Road users — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking public comments about proposed rate increases on the road. The online commenting period is now open and ends on August 3. [MWAA]

Local teen wraps up Nickelodeon show — Sissy Sheridan, a 14-year-old Restonian, wrapped up the first season of the “DIY With Me” web series for Nickelodeon. In the show, Sheridan teaches viewers how to make crafts. Next year, she’ll be attending a performing arts school in Virginia to work on her acting career. [The Washington Post]

Plotting a garden — Want to grow your own veggies, flowers and fruit? Reston Association’s community garden plots have spaces available in two of their five locations. [RA]

A quiet ascent — LeaseAccelerator, a Reston-based accounting software firm, is deepening its own pocketbook. The company expects to quadruple its revenue this year. [DC Inno]

Photo via Twitter user @MrErrett

  • MWAA Toll Increases

    From what it appears the MWAA is plagued by ethics abuses and improper hiring practices pending in the courts, now they want to defer these and other costs to the users of the toll road. Please comment and/or attend open house:

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Spring Hill Elementary School
    8201 Lewinsville Road
    McLean, VA 22102
    Location: School Cafeteria

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    South Lakes High School
    11400 South Lakes Drive
    Reston, VA 20191
    Location: School Cafeteria

    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Stone Bridge High School
    43100 Hay Road
    Ashburn, VA 20147
    Location: School Cafeteria

    http://www.dullestollroad.com/toll/toll-setting-process

    Under this link there is also a comment form.

    Thanks for reading.

    • Comment Form

      Do you use the Dulles Toll Road? *
      Do you plan to use Metrorail in the Dulles Corridor? *
      In addition, the Authority is inviting comments on the following:

      Whether the proposed increase of $1.25 in the cost of a typical Dulles Toll Road trip should be allocated as proposed between the mainline toll plaza and ramps (i.e., a 50-cent increase at the ramp plazas and a 75-cent increase at the mainline plaza) or should be allocated in a different manner between the ramp and mainline plazas;

      Whether, at a future date to be determined, the Dulles Toll Road’s toll plaza lanes that allow customers to pay in cash should be converted to “E-ZPass only” (or open road tolling), similar to newer toll facilities;

      Whether, at a future date to be determined, credit cards should be accepted in certain Dulles Toll Road toll plaza lanes, similar to the Dulles Greenway and other toll facilities; and

      Whether any other operational improvements should be made to the Dulles Toll Road.

      • Guest

        Why bother? MWAA will do what it damn well pleases, increasing tolls, reducing or eliminating “cash” toll gates, and moving to credit card use. There is no more arrogant and self-aggrandizing authority in our area, including the Board of Supervisors, so your remarks will only give legitimacy to their fulfilling their legal obligation. Don’t give them credibility through your comments.

        • 30yearsinreston

          I disagree

          Hudgens tin ear, arrogance and disregard for Reston beats them all
          It is no wonder she was on the MWAA

        • Greg

          And, of course, the grand irony is that no one on the MWAA is elected or accountable.

          Taxation (and tolling) without representation.

  • Greg
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