Metro will resume around-the-clock SafeTrack surge work Feb. 11, with an 18-day shutdown on the Blue Line between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations. Metro today announced a change to the way trains will operate during the surge as an effort to minimize customer impact.
Continuing a more than 80-year tradition, 22 local hotels and nine restaurants received the AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond® Ratings, the AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants during the past 12 months. Across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, these select properties represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry.
AVFD Outstanding Volunteer Awards were presented to Firefighter Mark H. Souder and Past Treasurer Everett W. (Willie) Squires, at the Annual Meeting of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., held at Alexandria Fire Department Station 202 on Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017.
Patricia Thomas-Semonian passed away after a long illness on Dec. 16, 2016, in the Thetford House Assisted Living Facility with her husband, Alexandria Clerk of Court Ed Semonian, by her side. A Memorial Service will be held in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, on Friday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m.
Prathik Naidu, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is one of 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 finalists. His project is DNALoopR: A Novel High-Performance Machine Learning Predictor to Identify Genome-Wide 3D DNA Interactions in Cancer.
Brian Leuck was named interim vice president and airport manager for Washington Dulles International Airport, succeeding Chris Browne, who is retiring to take on new responsibilities as deputy director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Browne’s retirement becomes effective Feb. 3, and a nationwide search for his permanent successor is underway.
The race is on to have the first self-driving car in showrooms. Within the next eight years, by 2025, “every passenger auto is expected to be a ‘connected car.’” A scant two years earlier, by the year 2023, new cars will be equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle technology that allows the dynamic wireless exchange of data between nearby vehicles.