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Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Largest VA Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

On July 1, 2012, Manassas Regional Airport, Virginia’s largest regional airport, will begin construction to extend their longest runway by an extra 500 feet. The airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $3,974,723 and $353,309 from a Virginia Department of Aviation grant to lengthen their existing runway to 6200 feet. The extension will permit aircraft owners more runway to stop in inclement weather, allow aircraft to take more fuel for coast-to-coast flights and reduce noise levels to the north of the airport.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Bike to Work Day: May 18

Bike to Work Day: May 18

On Friday, May 18, Greater Springfield area commuters have a great opportunity to ditch the traffic and congestion that they experience in their cars and ride their bikes to work on Bike to Work Day (BTWD), sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. It’s a great chance to get some fresh air, enjoy the network of bike trails in the area, meet fellow bicyclists, and make a difference reducing road congestion and air pollution, even if it is just for one day.

Starting at 6:30 a.m., area bicyclists can gather at one of two local BTWD pit stops. The Burke Pit Stop will be hosted at the Burke VRE Station near the train platform. The Springfield/Metro Park Pit Stop is located at the gazebo on Walker Lane. At each pit stop, bicyclists who are on their way to work will find health-conscious refreshments and giveaways, friendly smiles, and lots of encouragement. 

Scott Frederick: Automated Insights, Inc

Scott Frederick: Automated Insights, Inc

Scott Frederick is the Chief Operating Officer of Automated Insights, Inc., a revolutionary new technology company that transforms raw data into surprisingly compelling narrative content, visual displays and interactive applications. Prior to joining Automated Insights, Scott was a venture capitalist, most recently co-founding Valhalla Partners, a company that has over $400 million under management. Scott was also a partner at FBR Technology Group, where he played a key role in the creation and management of one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prolic venture groups. We spoke to Scott about Automated Insights, his past ventures and what his plans are for the future.

OLD TOWN MANASSAS DEBUTS FOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS

OLD TOWN MANASSAS DEBUTS FOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department recently unveiled the new ChargePoint America Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Old Town Manassas, Va. In efforts to be environmentally friendly and cost-effective the department has proactively researched alternative energy options for customers. More than 100 Chargepoint America EV charging stations are installed throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, while more than 50 areas in the United States also contain the stations. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Greater Springfield Chamber adds support for Metro Police Substation and Training Facility

From the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce:

Springfield, VA - The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce notified the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on January 18 of its support for the proposed Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) District II Substation and Training Facility to be located adjacent the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.

The three-story 23,000 square feet substation and the 33,000 square feet training facility will allow for the growing number of MTPD personnel. Currently, firearm training must be conducted in leased locations at times that require overtime pay for officers.   

WELLINGTON ROAD in MANASSAS, Va. NOW OPEN with FOUR LANES; MANASSAS MAYOR HAL PARRISH CUTS RIBBON

WELLINGTON ROAD in MANASSAS, Va. NOW OPEN with FOUR LANES; MANASSAS MAYOR HAL PARRISH CUTS RIBBON

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities officially completed the Wellington Road Widening Project, between Godwin Drive and Nokesville Road in Manassas, Va. with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish and city council members cutting the ribbon to open the road. The 4,100-foot road is now open to the public. For details on the Wellington Road project, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8266.