Friday, February 22, 2013
Snow in the Midwest and rain across the Southeast Friday and Saturday mean hundreds of flight delays and cancelations.
Snow from Chicago to Kansas City and heavy rain in the South mean flight delays and cancelations at both Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) Friday. Check for flight delays and cancelations here. As of 11:15 a.m. Friday, delays in Chicago had largely cleared up, but delays in Kansas City, St. Louis and other areas of the Midwest were increasing. Several flights to the STL and KCI airports have been canceled. Those delays are affecting some flights into and out of Dulles International and Reagan National airports. Airlines are strongly recommending you check your flight's status prior to leaving for the airport. Here is contact information for airlines serving IAD and DCA. Snow is falling in the Chicago …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Public hearing scheduled for tonight on this and other changes.
McLean residents will be able to catch a Fairfax Connector bus at the Tysons West*Park Transit Station and travel to Dulles International Airport, beginning June 30. The new route serving Dulles International Airport from Tysons West*Park Transit Station, will have stops at Reston Town Center Transit Station and Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride. The transit station is located at Jones Branch Drive and International Drive. The new route and changes to nearly 20 other routes will be discussed tonight at a public meeting hosted by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) at the McLean Community Center. The meeting will provide information regarding the upcoming June changes, including schedule and routing adjustments to 16 …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Crowds gather at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to watch the Discovery space shuttle land at Dulles Airport. The shuttle will be on display at the museum starting Thursday.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Spotting the Shuttle
What: The Space Shuttle Discovery, the oldest surviving space shuttle, is expected to arrive in at Dulles Airport on its last flight April 17, to go on display at the The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center adjacent to Dulles Airport. When: Discovery, atop a Boeing 747 modified as a Shuttle Carrier, will leave Kennedy Space Center around dawn and will likely arrive in the Washington area between 10 and 11 a.m. The exact route and timing of the flight, are purposely being kept vague. Where: The Smithsonian says some publicly accessible viewing locations in Virginia are: For a close-up view as the carrier approaches Dulles Airport, the museum suggests shuttle spotters gather at its expensive Steven F. Udvar-Hazy …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Online discussion about Phase 2 on Friday.
You may have lost track of the big picture of the Silver Line subway construction from Falls Church through McLean and Tyson's Corner to Dulles Airport because it has disrupted traffic and changed the landscape forever. Two new subway stations are located in McLean on Dolley Madison Boulevard and another directly opposite Tysons Corner Mall main entrance. Two other stations are located along Route 7 between Route 123 and the Dulles Access and Toll Roads. Here's where the project stands by the numbers. 1. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Metro’s Orange Line. When finished it will whisk riders from downtown Washington to Dulles Airport in one ride, no transfers. 2. It is under construction in two phases. Phase…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Up to 30 minute closings of the Beltway in two locations this week
Update: Monday night closings have been cancelled. Here is this week's list of traffic tangles brought to you by the simultaneous construction of the new subway line to Reston and the express (aka HOT) lanes through the McLean-Tysons Corner area. Dulles International Airport Access Hwy. west at I-495 - Road close Monday-Thursday nights for bridge overhang work. Traffic will be directed to use the Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) west. Motorists will not be tolled. I-495 north from Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) to Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) - Three lanes closed Tuesday night for overhead sign installation. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight. I-495 north to Exit 47A and B, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Officials project rising costs in order to pay for subway from Reston to Airport
The Metropolitan Airports Authority's new projections show that one-way rates on the Dulles Toll Road could triple to $6.75 by 2018 to bring in the necessary funds to pay for Phase 2 of the Metro's Silver Line. The projections were released Wednesday at a MWAA board meeting. MWAA operates Dulles and Reagan airports as well as the toll road and is overseeing construction of Metro’s Silver Line expansion. The projections are in line with those made several years ago. There is already a 25-cent rise - the third in three years - scheduled for Jan. 1, 2013. The current rate of $2.25 might need to double next year, though officials say they could use $150 million in pledged funding from Virginia to stagger those increases over three years. The …