Loudoun County news in brief

April 22, 2013
Community corrections staff returns to Loudoun Street

The staff of the Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections has moved back to 107 Loudoun St. in Leesburg, county officials said in a statement. Staff members had to temporarily relocate in November after fire damaged their offices.

Substance-abuse groups that have been meeting Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Shenandoah Building on Heritage Way since the fire will return to Loudoun Street on Monday.

The county Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that the Loudoun Street fire was arson. The fire broke out early Nov. 14 and was quickly extinguished after fire and rescue units from several companies responded.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever started the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

Information about the programs and services offered by the Department of Community Corrections is at www.loudoun.gov/communitycorrections.

Loudoun Tysons Express to offer free Earth Day rides

Loudoun Tysons Express will offer free bus rides Monday in honor of Earth Day.

Loudoun Tysons Express, which began in June 2010, averages 340 passenger trips daily, county transportation officials said. Buses depart in the morning from park-and-ride lots at Harmony, Leesburg, Goose Creek Village, Broadlands Market Place and Broadlands South and travel to various destinations, including employment centers in Tysons Corner.

Regular fares are $3 with a SmarTrip card or $3.50 in cash. Buses leave the Loudoun lots weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

For schedule information, go to www.loudoun.gov/bus-tysons or call Steve Angulo in the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure at 703-777-0119.

Registration is underway for Bike to Work Day

Registration is open for the regional 2013 Bike to Work Day, scheduled for May 17.

The first 12,000 registrants will receive free Bike to Work Day T-shirts at the “pit stop” of their choice and be eligible to win prizes, including new bicycles.

Loudoun County will host two Bike to Work Day pit stops, one each in Leesburg and Sterling, with refreshments, prizes and giveaways. Last year, more than 450 bicycle commuters visited the county’s pit stops.

Information about Bike to Work Day and a link to the registration form are at www.loudoun.
gov/biketowork
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— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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