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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Quantico Region Handling BRAC Growth

  • October 13, 2011
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The area surrounding Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia has skirted significant increases in traffic and school enrollment after adding nearly 3,000 new jobs to the installation, according to the Quantico Growth Management Committee.

Many workers are commuting from their homes in the Washington, D.C., metro area rather than moving to the Potomac communities, reported the Potomac Local. A majority of offices that shifted to Quantico were located in Arlington and Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Community leaders were particularly concerned about potential impacts on traffic but were unsuccessful in gaining any federal money for such improvements.

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