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By | 2017-03-29T17:30:30-04:00 October 7th, 2016|Jo Knows, Recent News|

To increase REALTOR® participation and influence in the political process, the REALTOR® Association of Prince William has launched a voter registration drive among our members.  While you may be registered to vote, we would like you to consider taking one of the following actions: To verify your voter registration information, click here. If you know that you [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 9.23.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:31-04:00 September 23rd, 2016|Jo Knows|

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY  Candland wants to abolish schools revenue-sharing agreement Candland wants to abolish schools revenue-share agreement The Republican on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors wants to abolish the revenue sharing agreement — a funding mechanism in place since 1986 between the taxing authority Prince William County Board of Supervisors and the county’s [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 8.19.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:31-04:00 August 19th, 2016|Jo Knows|

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY Prince William County hires new transportation director Following a nationwide search and competitive hiring process, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors announced Ricardo Canizales as the new transportation director. Canizales has worked for Prince William County’s Department of Transportation for 14 years. His most recent role with the department was transportation [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 8.5.16

By | 2016-08-09T14:12:14-04:00 August 5th, 2016|Jo Knows|

TRANSPORTATION Metro moving forward with plan to use Uber; Lyft for paratransit services This fall Metro will officially open the bidding process for contractors to provide paratransit services, providing an alternative to MetroAccess, its door-to-door service for the elderly and people with disabilities. The popular ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft top the list of prospective [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 7.19.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:31-04:00 July 19th, 2016|Jo Knows|

TRANSPORTATION State wins grant to extend E-ZPass Express Lanes to Fredericksburg Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is celebrating today, announcing the state won a $165 million federal FASTLANE grant to improve transportation along Interstate 95 and 395.  The 95 E-ZPass Express Lanes will be extended from North Stafford to Fredericksburg as part of the project. Virginia [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 7.1.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:31-04:00 July 1st, 2016|Jo Knows|

The Interstate 95 merge for the southbound regular lanes and express lanes in Stafford County often creates a bottleneck. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) TRANSPORTATION More info on PRTC fare hike coming July 5 As of July 5, fares will increase an average of 5%. The one-way fare on OmniRide commuter buses will increase from [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 6.20.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:31-04:00 June 20th, 2016|Jo Knows|

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va) in the Longworth House Office Building (Bill Clark/AP) TRANSPORTATION It’s a slow, unglamorous path to a Metro makeover On television, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay walks into a rundown and poorly managed restaurant. The customers are fleeing, and the owners are begging for a makeover. Ramsay spends a few days [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 6.3.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:32-04:00 June 6th, 2016|Jo Knows|

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 5.20.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:32-04:00 May 20th, 2016|Jo Knows|

TRANSPORTATION  The Train That Saved Denver A decade ago, travelers arriving at Denver’s sprawling new airport would look out over a vast expanse of flat, prairie dog-infested grassland and wonder if their plane had somehow fallen short of its destination. The $4.9 billion airport—at 53 square miles, larger than Manhattan—was derided as being “halfway to [...]

Jo Knows: Weekly News 5.9.16

By | 2017-03-29T17:30:32-04:00 May 9th, 2016|Jo Knows|

TRANSPORTATION Jarret Walker: Empty Buses Serve a Purpose Most transit agencies have been through some version of this scenario: In one part of the city, buses drive around stuffed like sardine tins, while elsewhere they can be all but empty. Car drivers mock the empty buses in low-density parts of the city. Some elected official [...]

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