Vote could delay workers' transfer
A proposal that could delay the transfer of thousands of defense workers to a new office building in Alexandria was approved Friday by the House of Representatives as part of the defense spending bill.
The measure, sponsored by Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), is aimed at preventing major traffic jams on I-395 near Seminary Road in Alexandria, where the Mark Center is under construction. The bill requires the Pentagon to devise plans to ease commutes and make road improvements to ensure that the already congested area doesn’t get worse.
The measure will be considered anew when House and Senate hash out differences between each chamber’s defense authorization bill in the coming weeks. The Senate version, scheduled for a vote next month, does not include Moran’s proposal.
-- Miranda S. Spivack
Washington Post editors
| May 28, 2010; 4:33 PM ET
Categories: Traffic and Transportation, Virginia | Tags: brac, defense department, house of representatives
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