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All the traffic news surrounding Base Realignment and Closure isn't bad. Many facilities are getting upgraded roads that should move commuters through more efficiently, WTOP reports.
The turn to North Kings Highway from Telegraph Road is no longer on the left. It's now a ramp on the right, similar to Huntington Avenue.
Kate Kelly, chief the BRAC office for the command, discussed how planning started the moment Materiel Command found out it would be relocating to the Redstone Arsenal.
Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.
Tags: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Fort Meade , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , LEED , U.S. Green Building Council , David Bullock , Travis Edwards , Don Carr , John Mateczun , Green buildings , Jared Serbu
For military bases in the national capital region, forget the "closure" part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.
The health care of wounded warriors, military members and their families in the area is about to change forever, and the change is historic. And, after 102 years, Walter Reed Medical Center will close.
When Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, takes a look at the local BRAC sites -- the Mark Center, Fort Belvoir, Quantico Marine Base, Bethesda Naval and Fort Meade -- he sees a "meltdown."
The influx of thousands of defense workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria will change traffic patterns along Interstate 395. In southern Fairfax County, more than 20,000 workers will flood Fort Belvoir as part of BRAC.
The six-month continuing resolution Congress passed earlier this month was mostly about cuts, but it also included several hundred million dollars in new spending pushed through by the Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations. That money will pay to help solve some of the huge traffic problems this year's military personnel moves are expected to create around the DC area.
After the dust settles with the congressional budget battle, would you believe that your commute could actually improve because of the budget deal?
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