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Congressman Jim Moran to Hold BRAC Mark Center Town Hall

This event was submitted by the Press Office of Congressman Jim Moran (VA-08):

One year before the Mark Center is scheduled to be occupied, stakeholders to discuss progress, problems

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, September 16th, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) will host a special community town hall to discuss the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 133 situation at the Mark Center site in Alexandria. The event comes one year out from the military’s stated date of implementing the major BRAC relocation.

Six thousand four hundred people are scheduled to start work in the new Mark Center facility on September 15, 2011. Congressman Moran has raised major concerns regarding the traffic problems that will be caused by this relocation. He has passed legislation in the House restricting the amount of parking available at the site in an effort to force the military to upgrade the Mark Center’s transportation infrastructure to prevent the anticipated crippling traffic congestion.

This event will be held on Thursday, September 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Francis C. Hammond Middle School Campus at 4646 Seminary Road in Alexandria, VA. It is free and open to the public. Panelists include Rep. Jim Moran, Defense Department officials, VDOT officials, and Alexandria City and Fairfax County representatives.