|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:22:06 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REALIGNMENT: Mark Center (VA) plan criticized|
Supervisor: Jobs at Mark Center -- 'One of the worst decisions' WTOP FM Radio (DC area) March 17, 2009ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The decision to shift thousands of jobs to Alexandria as part of the Base Realignment and Closure plan has one Fairfax County Supervisor fuming.
"It was one of the worst decisions in recent history by the federal government," Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay, D-Lee, tells WTOP.
Under the BRAC plan, about 6,400 Defense Department jobs are headed toward Alexandria's Mark Center. Originally, 7,200 jobs were expected to go to Fort Belvoir, but traffic concerns prompted officials to consider other sites. The only problem, there isn't much mass transportation at Mark Center, which is located right off Interstate 395 near Seminary Road.
"What we have done is added a couple thousand cars to I-395 during commute times, a road that can't handle any additional cars," says McKay.
... For the entire story, see http://www.wtop.com/?nid=600&sid=1626235 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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