Countywide Transit Network Study meeting is Thursday

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has scheduled a meeting to discuss the preliminary concepts and review of study alternatives for the Countywide Transit Network Study.

The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Key Middle School in Springfield. It will feature an open-house format from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a 20-minute presentation at 7 p.m.

The county also has developed a project Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/2050transitstudy.

Civil War Trail marker posted at Mason District Park

History lovers gathered Oct. 20 at Mason District Park to unveil a Civil War Trail marker.

The marker is at Mason’s Hill, which was used by Confederate Col. J.E.B. Stuart as an outpost for the 1st Virginia Cavalry in 1861. Later, Capt. Edward Porter Alexander of the Signal Corps established a signal station there and observed the District.

The marker is adjacent to the parking lot for Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. For information about the Civil War sesquicentennial celebration in Fairfax County, visit www.fxva.com.

School boundary meeting rescheduled for Nov. 26

The Fairfax County public school system has rescheduled a listening tour that will help determine which schools are included in the scope of study of the upcoming Fairfax High-Lanier Middle school boundary study.

The boundary study, which will begin early next year, will address current and projected crowding at Fairfax High and Lanier Middle schools.

The meetings scheduled for Oct. 29 at Fairfax High and Oct. 30 at Frost Middle were canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.

The meeting at Fairfax High has been rescheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. People who registered for the meeting at Frost Middle can sign up for the Nov. 26 meeting.

Those planning to attend the listening tour meetings are asked to register online. For registration and information, visit www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml.

— Fairfax County Times