|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:22:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REALIGNMENT: Ft. Belvoir (VA) traffic|
Moran blasts lack of road funding as relocation deadline looms By William C. Flook Washington Examiner (DC) July 30, 2009Rep. Jim Moran says he feels like he is watching an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.
With a deadline for moving 19,000 military jobs to Fort Belvoir just two years away, and only a pittance of the needed $458 million in road improvements funded, the veteran Democrat lawmaker is predicting a traffic crisis on a far greater scale than southern Fairfax County's existing bottlenecks.
"Anybody that drives in that area at rush hour can see that it's already at full capacity ... when you add another 19,000 people, most of them driving alone, it's impossible for them to move," he told The Examiner on Wednesday. "That will just be a long parking lot."
The new workers are set to finish arriving by September 2011 as part of nationwide reorganization of military facilities mandated by Congress four years ago, a process called Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Moran-blasts-lack-of-road-funding-as-relocation-deadline-looms-8036656-52003052.html -- 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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