Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Sept. 22.
At the Harbor View conference center in Woodbridge yesterday, approximately 40 people gathered for Prince William Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi’s second Fast Ferry Summit. Principi closed by encouraging people to consider whether or not they would benefit from a ferry passenger boat delivering Woodbridge commuters to Washington, D.C. via the Potomac River, specifically asking that they call their county’s Board of Supervisors and state legislatures should they support this possibility.
Following President Donald Trump’s Friday announcement that Kim Jong Un is a “madman” and threats about financial sanctions, Kim has said that Trump will “pay dearly.” Shortly after this response, the foreign minister of North Korea said that he is considering testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
(WJLA and The Washington Post)
The Virginia Department of Transportation is conducting a traffic study via Facebook and Twitter to see what ideas people have to improve the safety and flow of traffic along Routes 29 and 15.
(What’s Up Prince William)
At 12:40 p.m. yesterday, a plane crash landed at the Leesburg Executive Airport along Sycolin Road in south Leesburg. No injuries have been reported and federal authorities are investigating the issue.
A pedestrian walkway has been installed over the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride facility’s bus loop. Once complete, the walkway will link the the south side of the Dulles Toll Road to the Silver Line’s future Herndon Station.