Prince William news in brief

December 3, 2012
ATM card skimmer used at Navy Federal in Manassas

Prince William County police are investigating the use of an ATM card skimmer at Navy Federal Credit Union, 10980 Bulloch Dr., Manassas, between 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. last Sunday.

Several people noticed fraudulent charges on their bank accounts after using the machine and notified bank officials and the police.

People who used that ATM during that time and discovered fraudulent charges on their account are asked to contact police at 703-792-6500 to file a report.

Manassas capital needs meeting is Tuesday

A public meeting to discuss Manassas city and school capital improvement needs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mayfield Intermediate School, 8550 Signal Hill Rd., Manassas.

PRTC adds 7 buses to fleet with $10 million grant

Seven commuter buses were recently delivered to the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER program.

The new buses, which seat 43 and have low floors for easier boarding, will replace the oldest buses in the fleet. With this addition, PRTC has a total of 13 new buses in operation.

The remaining grant amount, about $4.3 million, has allowed PRTC to buy security cameras for 15 commuter buses and a computer aided dispatch/automated vehicle locator system for the bus fleet. The system, which will allow passengers to receive real-time bus information, is expected to be complete in 2014.

For information, call 703-730-6664 or visit www.prtctransit.org.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women opens chapter

A chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women was recently installed in Prince William County.

The chapter includes 71 members led by Alice Howard to serve Woodbridge, Manassas and Manassas Park. The service organization originated in New York City in 1970.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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