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Ask Fairfax! logoAsk Fairfax iconWelcome to Ask Fairfax!, a forum for you and county staff to engage in online discussions about key topics in our community. To participate:

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  3. Submit your questions and then follow the discussion live (the chat takes place at the same address/link where you submit questions) or check back for the transcript.
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Upcoming Discussions

     Learn about the Embark Richmond Highway Initiative  Submit a Question
Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Embark Richmond Highway is a multi-year effort involving land use and transportation planning in the Route 1 corridor in Fairfax County. The effort will include design and construction activities that will result in a bus rapid transit (BRT) system operating primarily on dedicated lanes along Richmond Highway initially from the Huntington Metrorail Station to Fort Belvoir. A future extension of the Metrorail Yellow Line to Hybla Valley is also being considered. Want to learn more? Join staff from across county agencies on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. to get your questions about this major effort answered.

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Recent Discussions

Ask Fairfax - Metrorail SafeTrack      Metrorail SafeTrack - Commuting Alternatives for Safety Surges #3 & #4  Read Transcript
The Metrorail SafeTrack Safety Surge #3 begins July 5, 2016. To avoid gridlock, commuters are urged to consider carpooling, vanpooling, taking the bus, biking and teleworking as often as possible during Metro’s ongoing work. Know your commuting options and prepare now! Staff from Fairfax County Department of Transportation will be online Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m. to answer your questions about commuter options in the county. Log on live or submit your questions now to learn more.

Ask Fairfax - Metrorail SafeTrack      Metrorail SafeTrack - Commuting Alternatives for Safety Surge #2  Read Transcript

The Metrorail SafeTrack Safety Surge #2 is about to begin. To avoid gridlock, commuters are urged to consider carpooling, vanpooling, taking the bus, biking and teleworking as often as possible during Metro’s ongoing work. Know your commuting options and prepare now! Nick Perfili and Ryan Jones from Fairfax County Department of Transportation will be online Thursday, June 16 at 11 a.m. to answer your questions about commuter options in the county. Log on live or submit your questions now to learn more.

Ask Fairfax - Metrorail SafeTrack      Metrorail SafeTrack - Know Your Commuting Alternatives  Read Transcript

The Metrorail SafeTrack plan is here and major track work begins Saturday, June 4. To avoid gridlock, commuters are urged to consider carpooling, vanpooling, taking the bus, biking and teleworking as often as possible during Metro’s ongoing work. Know your commuting options and prepare now! Nick Perfili and Ciara Williams from Fairfax County Department of Transportation will be online Thursday, June 2 at noon to answer your questions about commuter options in the county. Log on live or submit your questions now to learn more.

    Tips and Tricks from County Master Gardeners  Read Transcript

Did you know that Fairfax County has a robust volunteer Master Gardeners program? Now is prime time for planning and planting, and Master Gardeners John Meenan and Sunny Greene are here to help. Join them online Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. to learn more about the program, how to become a volunteer and how to find gardening success with your own plot of land in the county.

    Recognizing and Treating for Emerald Ash Borers   Read Transcript
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive pest that is causing a rapidly advancing tree mortality and safety issue for property owners in the county. Although EAB may not be visible yet, the pest is here and there is a very small window of opportunity for residents to treat and save their ash trees. On Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. log online and speak to county urban foresters about the EAB pest and what to do to protect your trees.

    All About Pollinators   Read Transcript
Dying honeybee populations are said to be a worldwide problem. Without them, people would not have many foods that are important to human health and enjoyment. These hard working insects help pollinate more than 75 percent of flowering plants and crops, such as potatoes, broccoli, blueberries, squash, almonds, cocoa and many flowering plants. The county is now planting a meadow to help these and other pollinators. On Wednesday, April 13 at 11 a.m., chat live online with experts about pollinators; the plants that help them; and what the county - and you - can do to help.

Ask Fairfax - Heroin: Recognizing the Signs, Seeking Help    Heroin: Recognizing the Signs, Seeking Help   Read Transcript
The number of deaths from heroin overdose doubled between 2013-2014, and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to almost 300 suspected heroin overdoses between 2011-2014 in Fairfax County. Join us on Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. as Lyn Tomlinson, M.ED., CCS, CADC, assistant deputy director of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and Captain Jack T. Hardin, commander, Fairfax County Police Department Organized Crime and Narcotics Division, answer your questions regarding the increasing prevalence and risk of heroin and opiate addictions facing our community. Please join us to learn how to recognize drug use, overdoses, and how you can help a loved one, colleague, or neighbor facing addiction. There is help. There is hope. You’re not alone.

   Proposed FY 2017 Budget Chat with the County Executive   Read Transcript 
County Executive Ed Long will discuss his proposed FY 2017 budget on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Submit a question online or log on and ask questions about his proposal live.

   Zika Virus   Read Transcript
Zika virus is spreading throughout the southern hemisphere, but what does that mean for people here in Fairfax County? Join a health department epidemiologist for an online chat Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. to get your questions answered about Zika virus - what is, where it is, and why it is of concern. Submit a question in advance or visit online Feb. 19 to participate.

   Are You Ready to Vote in the March 1 Primary?   Read Transcript
Join General Registrar Cameron Sasnett online Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. as he answers questions about voter registration, absentee voting and our need for election officers. You may also submit your question in advance and check back to this page after the chat for a transcript.

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