BRAC: Moving and Shaking in Virginia
Virginia's Department of Defense workers are on the move as a huge shift of military and civilian personnel gets underway. Crystal City will lose 13,000 workers, but instead of lamenting the loss Arlington County is looking ahead. In other changes, the population at Fort Belvoir is set to nearly double, and not everyone is welcoming a move to the Mark Center in Alexandria. We look at what Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, means for your neighborhood and your commute.
U.S. House member Jim Moran (D-8th District) discusses what brought BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, and the impact the 6,400 workers it brings will have:
Fox News Channel 5 covers Congressman Jim Moran's test run of the proposed shuttle from the Metro to the Mark Center on September 29, 2010:
Information from Fairfax County, including land use impacts, about the transfer of 14,000-19,000 Department of Defense jobs to Fort Belvoir by Sept. 15, 2011: