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DCRA Spring Meeting & Reception
On Thursday, June 12, the Dulles Corridor Rail Association held its 2014 Spring Meeting & Reception at Comstock's Reston Station. Over 120 guests enjoyed host sponsor Comstock's hospitality.
The Association recognized Pat Nowakowski, former Executive Director of the Dulles Metrorail Project for his many years of work leading the construction of the soon to open Phase 1 of the Silver Line.
Patty Nicoson, Jack Potter, and Pat Nowakowski
Special thanks to the evening's Platinum Sponsor Aol.; Gold Sponsors Bechtel, Beacon Capital Partners, Committee for Dulles, Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC; and Silver Sponsors Capital Rail Constructors, DATA, GeoConcepts Engineering, International City, Kimley-Horn, Ratner Companies, and Venable for their support of the event.
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The Dulles Corridor On-Track
A seminar on Economic Benefits & Opportunities
DCRA 2013 Annual Meeting
The Dulles Corridor Rail Association held its Annual Meeting and Reception at the Sheraton Premier in Tysons Corner on Monday, December 9. At the event the association recognized the six Governors that have supported and guided the project, overcoming many obstacles, to reach completion of Phase 1 early in 2014 and the start of Phase 2 this summer. The project has been able to advance because of the sustained, bipartisan support it has enjoyed at the Gubernatorial level. The Association recognized: The Honorable George Allen,
The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder,
The Honorable James Stuart Gilmore,
The Honorable Mark Warner,
The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine, and
The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell.
View photos from the event on the DCRA Facebook Page.
View the project's milestones under each Governor HERE.
DCRA Vice Chairman Delegate Tom Rust, Former Governer Gilmore, DCRA Chairman Ken Plum, Former Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer, Former Governor George Allen, and Former Secretary of Transportation John Milliken.
At the event, the Association also elected it's 2014 Board of Directors. View the complete Board of Directors list HERE.
Back Row: Jeff Fairfield, Lester Mardkis, John McGrannahan, Mark Carrier and Jim Larsen. Front Row: Ted Lewis, Mary Szanka, Jim Policaro, Ken Plum, Patty Nicoson, Joe Stowers, Tom Rust, John Milliken, and Leo Schefer.
Thank you to the event's Platinum Sponsors: Dominion, The Macerich Company/Tysons Corner Center, Oracle, Reston Association; Gold Sponsors: Gold Sponsors 11111 Sunset Hills Property, LLC, Hunton & Williams, Tishman Speyer, Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, PC WestDulles Properties; and Silver Sponsors: Arrowbrook Centre, Capital Rail Constructors, Committee for Dulles, Dewberry, Dulles Gateway Associates, Dulles World Center, LLC, GeoConcepts Engineering | Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lerner, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Parsons, Ratner Companies, Reed Smith, Renaissance Centro, Smoother Transitions-Long & Foster, Venable; and Host Sponsors, The JBG Companies, Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner.
Building on Reston's Past to Create its Future
On July 22, the Dulles Corridor Rail Association cosponsored the seminar, "Understanding Urbanization: Building on Reston's Past to Create its Future". The other sponsors were the Office of Hunter Mill Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, the Reston Association, and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The well-attended meeting was hosted by the Reston Association in its Conference Center.
Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins provided opening remarks. Cate Fulkerson, Acting President and CEO of the Reston Association welcomed us to the event. City planner, author and urban expert Jeff Speck was the keynote speaker. (Link to his PowerPoint ...)
Mark Ingrao, President of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce moderated a panel consisting of Greg Trimmer, The JBG Companies; David Whyte, Kimley Horn; and Senior Fairfax County Planner Heidi Merkel provided comments. DCRA Chairman Delegate Ken Plum provided closing remarks.
Much good information was shared about how to make urban places more walkable and bikeable by redesigning public streets. The County is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation to develop urban street standards that can be used in Reston. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is also working on context sensitive standards.
View the presentation slides HERE.
Latest Project Construction Photos
CLICK HERE to view photos were presented by Larry Melton as part of a presentation he made to the Dulles Corridor Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) at its meeting on July 17.
Recent Silver Line Construction
Presented by Pat Nowakowski at the June 11 DCRA Board meeting. View the complete power point presentation here.
Resolution on Phase 1 Silver Line Date of Operations
The Board of Directors of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association discussed the date of the opening of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project at its June 12, 2013 Board Meeting and adopted the following resolution.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) should complete, as soon as possible, its testing of the Metrorail cars, signal, switching and other systems and use all means necessary to ensure the safety of operations of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project (Silver Line extension).
Further, WMATA should endeavor to begin operation of the Silver Line no later than December 2013.
Wednesday June 5, 2013,
Northern Virginia Members of the General Assembly
who supported the Transportation Legislation (HB2313)
which provides $300 Million for the
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
View pictures from the event on our Facebook page here.
Rail to Loudoun - On Track
A Seminar on Transit Oriented Economic Development at the
Loudoun County Silver Line Stations
When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 7:30 a.m to noon
Where: The GWU Virginia Science & Technology Campus
Agenda & Speakers: CLICK HERE
View Presentation Slides: CLICK HERE