A Seminar on Preparing for Rail in the Dulles Corridor
On November 22, DCRA, DATA and TYTRAN hosted an important update on the status of Metrorail to Dulles and its impact on the economy, station area planning, and transit-oriented development. Presentations included:
Dulles Metrorail Project Phase 2 Updates
On September 13 and 14, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority held two public information workships on the design plans for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Information was provided on the six future Metrorail stations in Phase 2, including an alternative option for the Washington Dulles International Airport station. The other five Phase 2 stations will be located near: Reston Parkway; Herndon-Monroe; Route 28; Route 606 and Route 772.
MWAA's Phase 2 information packet
DCRA Comments on Phase 2 Update Options.
DCRA Honors WARD and RCIG Working Group at Spring Reception
At its Spring Meeting and Reception on Thursday, June 10, 6-8 PM at the ORACLE Corporation in Reston, the Board of Directors of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association honored two groups who have considerably advanced the Metrorail project and have enabled construction of transit-oriented development in the Dulles Corridor.
The Western Alliance for Rail to Dulles (WARD). WARD organized an effort to petition the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to create a tax district to help fund the Fairfax County share of Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. This tax district was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in December 2009. This was a key piece in nailing down the funding for Phase 2.
The Working Group that was formed to manage the amendment and vacation process for the Reston Center for Industry and Government restrictive covenants. These covenants prohibited hotel, residential, and general retails uses in most of the area in Reston along the Dulles Toll Road. With the vacation, mixed-use development can now be built.
Sam Carnaggio provided an update of the status of the project construction. View his photos here or the pdf version here. View pictures of our guests here.
VTA Annual Transit Choices Legislative Reception
Members of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) participated in the Virginia Transit Association’s Annual Transportation Choices reception on Monday, February 1 at the Old City Hall in Richmond. Reston Limousine sponsored transportation to Richmond. DCRA was a cosponsor of the event.
Mike Cooper, MWAA; Patty Nicoson, DCRA President; and Chuck Cope,
Macerich and DCRA Board Member at 2010 VTA Legislative Reception
Over 200 people attended including many Senators and Delegates, as well as their staff. We had a chance to meet Thelma Drake, the new Director of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) photo. Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton photo in his brief remarks indicated that he and Governor Bob McDonnell recognized the need to increase funding for transportation. DCRA has offered to provide a tour and briefing on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. We are also trying to arrange a briefing for DRPT Director Drake.
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