Jennifer Buske reports on the Dr. Gridlock blog that Prince William County officials budgeted almost $300,000 in proffer funds for a temporary commuter lot they opened Monday on the county’s eastern end.

The 370-space lot is at First Baptist Church at Minnieville and Elm Farm roads in Woodbridge. County officials secured a deal with the church after Potomac Mills mall slashed its commuter lot by 700 spaces last month to add new commercial development.

The $288,600 supervisors budgeted Tuesday covers a one-year lease at the church. Prince William officials said the commonwealth will reimburse the county as part of its commitment to commuters.

Read the entire post on the Dr. Gridlock blog.