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Posts Tagged ‘growth communities’

Four Communities Apply for BRAC Transportation Funds

  • October 11, 2011
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Applications from four defense communities to a DOD program funding transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC exceeded its $300 million cap, meaning some projects won’t obtain federal funding. Fairfax County submitted the largest funding request, asking for $185 million to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, home of the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital …

Officials Pleased with High Retention Rate for Civilians Moving to Dayton

  • October 6, 2011
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Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said they are pleased that a higher-than-expected portion of civilian employees opted to move when their jobs relocated due to BRAC, an outcome that has eased the transition of the School of Aerospace Medicine from San Antonio to Dayton …

After Six-Year Race, Army Meets BRAC Challenge

  • September 29, 2011
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After six years, nearly $18 billion in spending and the relocation of 20,000 civilian positions, the Army successfully carried out the BRAC 2005 recommendations by the Sept. 15 deadline, the Army News Service reported. The Army was responsible for 47 percent of the entire BRAC program, resulting in the service’s largest organizational transformation since World War II …

Lawmakers Demand Increased Oversight over Mark Center Traffic Mitigation Plan

  • September 28, 2011
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In a bid to prevent overwhelming traffic congestion in northern Virginia, the region’s congressional delegation is asking DOD for enhanced oversight of its plan to mitigate the impact of moving 6,400 DOD civilian employees to Alexandria’s Mark Center. “We are concerned that the department’s occupation plan is going forward before the appropriate transportation improvements and mitigation measures are in place …

Maryland Official Defends Efforts to Prepare for BRAC Growth

  • September 28, 2011
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Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown this week responded swiftly to a commentary disparaging the state’s efforts to make the transportation improvements needed to accommodate a burst of growth at five installations. Despite the severe economic downturn, the state invested $3.5 billion in transportation, higher education, school construction and other infrastructure projects in counties affected by BRAC …

Senate Appropriators Urge EDA to Support Growth, Closure Communities

  • September 28, 2011
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The Senate Appropriations Committee is urging the Economic Development Administration to provide support to defense communities affected by BRAC closures or mission growth through its various economic development assistance programs. “The committee encourages EDA to provide the most efficient and effective assistance to defense growth communities and communities impacted by closures based on urgency and level of need …

Growth in School Enrollments outside Ft. Benning Falls Short of Expectations

  • September 27, 2011
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So far, enrollments at school districts surrounding Fort Benning have climbed only slightly as a result of new missions coming to the post under BRAC. School systems have gained only a fraction of the thousands of students projected to arrive at area schools …

Fairfax County Critical of Army’s Building Plans at Belvoir

  • September 25, 2011
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Fairfax County is expected to ask federal officials this week to postpone more than $1.3 billion in capital projects planned for Fort Belvoir through 2017. The 19 construction projects should be put off until officials address the impact of the population growth already occurring at the northern Virginia post due to BRAC …

Louisiana to Invest $25M to Address Growth at Ft. Polk

  • September 19, 2011
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The state of Louisiana will spend $25.2 million over the next three years to improve infrastructure surrounding Fort Polk in an effort to leverage growth coming to the post as a result of its expansion by 100,000 acres. The investment will provide the necessary infrastructure so that central Louisiana can benefit from the installation’s expansion as well as attract more units to Polk, Gov. Bobby Jindal said last week …

Regional Growth Falls Short of Projections at Aberdeen Proving Ground

  • September 15, 2011
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Growth in Harford County, Md., may fall 10,000 jobs short of what planners expected as a result of new activities coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground due to BRAC, but on other fronts, the news is good. Average household incomes have climbed and the county’s supply of houses on the market has fallen from an 18-month inventory to a six-month one …

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