Few things are more important than the air we breathe. And, we often take for granted our region’s relatively good air.
Author: David Snyder
Falls Church has, from its earliest history, been a crossroads, so it should come as no surprise that transportation issues are a major focus of our community, city staff, and City Council.
Earlier this week, the City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget for the City, the Six Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the agreement for the largest grant funded transportation project ever undertaken by the City. All of this occurred in the larger context of the need to […]
From its beginning, Falls Church has been characterized as a hub of transportation infrastructure, starting with the original church and a few houses “on the road to the falls.” In succeeding years, additional features have been added to this network, including the tollgate, paved Routes 7 and 28, railroads and […]
Since the beginning, the area we now know as Falls Church has been a transportation corridor, including Braddock’s French and Indian War Expedition, a rolling road for tobacco shipments, troop movements during the Civil War, the railroad, street cars, Metro, bike path and, since the 1950s, domination by cars with […]
When Governor McAuliffe included statewide funding for Metro in his last budget, the hope was that a fairer approach to funding Metro might actually emerge. That proposal at least began to reflect the $600 million the state gets each year from tax revenues generated as a result of Metro and […]
Although most media coverage focused on federal and international issues, December was a critically important month for regional developments in air and water quality and Metro – two topics that directly affect everyone living and working in greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Washington has seen steady improvement in air and water […]
Before modern detection means, coal miners would use canaries in cages to determine whether the levels of toxic and explosive gasses were rising to the danger point. If the canary kept singing, then things were probably all right. If the canary stopped singing — or worse yet, fell over — […]
The preliminary budget released by the Trump Administration provides a good picture of how the Administration would cut federal programs, if allowed to do so by Congress and the public. While not final until enacted, this budget document deserves serious examination, especially given the Administration’s promises to reduce federal employment, […]
The few members of the public who were present in the City Council Chamber Monday night saw Metro Board Chairman and Washington D.C. City Council Member Jack Evans at his persuasive best as he outlined Metro’s financial and operational conditions. All Falls Church citizens should view this segment of the […]