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There are some visible signs of the federal government shutdown outside Washington. Some scenic bypasses are closed and Gravelly Park along the George Washington Parkway is closed. But the real pain outside of downtown D.C. may not show up for a week or two if the shutdown lasts a while.
Fairfax County plans to spend $350,000 to add more stop signs and speed bumps to force drivers to slow down in residential neighborhoods.
Signs for SAT prep, closeout sales and massages clutter the intersection of Fair Lakes Parkway and West Ox Road. They can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Soon, they will be gone from the roadways in Fairfax County.
Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.
Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.
As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.
Nine local governments in Northern Virginia would be allowed to impose an income to pay for local road projects under a bill advancing through the legislature. Local opponents liken the measure to legislative surrender as the state continues to struggle to fund transportation.
Fairfax County is working on a formal gun give- back program to get unwanted weapons off the street.
It's a fiscal sign of the times. One of the D.C. area's largest, wealthiest counties is feeling the financial squeeze again this year.
Fairfax County is debating policies that would encourage county employees to stop smoking in an effort to improve workers' health and reduce health care costs.