Wednesday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem November 7, 2018 at 9:00 am 8 Comments

Wexton, Democratic incumbents celebrate Election Day victories — Local voters also turned out in numbers the surpassed recent midterm elections. The Fairfax County Office of Elections estimated a 69.7 percent turnout for the general election, up from 45.7 percent in 2014. [Fairfax County Times]

DMV2Go in RTC today — The wireless office on wheels will offer DMV services today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the pavilion. Services include driver’s license and ID card applications and renewals, driving records, decals and more. [Reston Town Center]

Reston Association budget hearing, assessment increase proposal tomorrow — RA will hear comments from members about its plans to increase assessments by $11 at a hearing tomorrow (Thursday). [Reston Association]

Robert Sapolsky to speak at CenterStage tonight — Sapolsky, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, will speak tonight. His lectures touch on topics like stress, baboons, the biology of individuality, memory aggression and schizophrenia. Tickets are sold out but the box office will maintain a waitlist today for any returned tickets. [Reston Community Center]

Photo by John Pinkman

  • pic of the week

    well done, john pinkman

  • OneReally

    Amazing! I was waiting for all the Republicans to start rioting in the streets and chanting not my Congress.

    Then I remember we are American’s first and party second. Congrats to the winners!

    Hopefully, taxes will only go up by 50%.

    • Greg

      We will see. With divided government, it’s unlikely that much will get done in the next two years setting Trump up for getting re-elected.

      He surely will be examined by the new congress, but he plays congress critters like fiddles and will surely benefit profoundly.

      BTW: Jenny’s eastbound I-66 toll hit $47 today.

      • OneReally

        😉 I agree I think people will see how they can’t lead and they were just they party of resist.

        Also, its amazing that Jenny was elected. Hopefully its 1 and done.

      • Scott

        Stop complaining about the I-66 toll. The previous option was none. Jenny couldn’t drive I-66. She still doesn’t have to. Now has the option if she wants to. Nothing changed except Jenny has options. The horror!

        • Greg

          No complaints here (on what was once the well-maintained Custis Memorial Parkway) tolls.

      • OneReally

        Side topic – Did you happen to see the traffic survey about options for Fairfax County Pkwy? Tolls are on the table.

        • Greg

          I did. I generally favor congestion-priced tolling as a way to fund road improvements. Among other reasons, tolls are usually optional; as in the case of I-66, they provide for an option not otherwise available; and they are paid by those who use the tolled assets.

          What’s troubling and unfair about tolls, though, is that they are added atop all of the other taxes, insurance, and fees motorists already pay for the privilege of motoring.

          I do not favor tolling as a way to fund transit, bike lanes, pedestrian islands and all of the other things that tolls fund.

          I am also opposed to a free road to IAD, but a toll road for locals.


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