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Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Tags: DoD , Treasury , green government , LEED , Energy , Dan Tangherlini , Joanne Hensley , Amy Boyce , U.S. Green Building Council , Jared Serbu , energy efficiency , BRAC ,

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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Congress tries to put brakes on DoD's Mark Center move

Massive spending bill includes provisions that would cap parking at the controversial office site until DoD implements traffic mitigation measures recommended by the department's inspector general.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , James Moran , Congress , inspector general , Jared Serbu , Army

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:14pm EST

Moran's objections to BRAC move confirmed in new DoD IG report

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) had objected the move that he said would further exacerbate traffic in the area. Now the Army's inspector general is issuing a report this week concluding the Army used flawed traffic data to make its case for locating workers to the current location along Interstate 395.

Tags: Jim Moran , DoD , traffic , Virginia , federal drive

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:04am EST
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Virginia ditches part of HOT Lanes plan

The new plan to ease congestion along the Interstate 95/395 corridor does not include High Occupancy Toll Lanes in Alexandria and Arlington, but does include a High Occupancy Vehicle ramp from I-395 to Seminary Road, where thousands of defense-related workers are being relocated under BRAC.

Tags: HOT lanes , HOV lanes , BRAC , Virginia Department of Transportation , VDOT , Sean T. Connaughton , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 08:39am EST

Va. seeks remedy for Mark Center commuting crunch

A plan to move thousands of federal jobs to Alexandria next year has left Virginia transportation officials looking for a last-minute solution to ease a corresponding commuting crunch.

Tags: Sean Connaughton , Virginia , HOT lanes , Alexandria , I-95 , I-395 , Hank Silverberg , BRAC

Sunday - 11/21/2010, 09:22pm EST

Investigation launched into BRAC move to Mark Center

The outcome of that investigation could suspend or delay the move of 6,400 defense workers to Alexandria in September.

Tags: BRAC , Defense Department , Jim Moran , Base Realignment and Closure , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher , Rosslyn , Crystal City , Alexandria

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 01:22pm EST

I-395 could be headed for more congestion

Take a congested roadway, add 6,400 new workers to the route, and do the math. What results do you get?

Tags: Base Realignment and Closure , BRAC , I-395 , Rich Baier , Sprawl & Crawl , Jeff McKay , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 03:55pm EDT

Meeting set to discuss BRAC move to Alexandria

Rep. Jim Moran worries the area near Interstate 395 and Seminary Avenue will become a traffic nightmare.

Tags: Base Realignment and Closure , BRAC , Jim Moran , Seminary Road , Interstate 395 , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 10:24am EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 29

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: federal drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , hiring reform , VA , GSA , CSC

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 08:42am EDT

Geospatial intelligence HQ is now DC's 3rd largest federal office building

The National Geospatial Agency formally opened its headquarters Monday. Its $1.7 billion facility is the third largest in the national capital region.

Tags: DoD , Letitia Long , NGA , BRAC , Fort Belvoir , workforce , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:21am EDT
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