Fairfax County and Dominion Energy are partnering to launch an autonomous electric shuttle, Relay, that will operate between the Dunn Loring Metrorail Station and the Mosaic District in Fairfax County. It will be the first test of driverless public transportation in the D.C.region, and it’s also the first state-funded autonomous transportation project in Virginia. Testing is underway and the shuttle will begin passenger service in the Fall of 2020.
Fairfax Relief Initiative to Support Employers (RISE) grant program provided $58,000,000 to assist Fairfax County small businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The RISE grant program helped address funding gaps that may exist among complementary programs at the state and federal levels and provides relief to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alpine-X, a Virginia-based company, has submitted a proposal to build a 450,000-square-foot snow-sports center with plans for a 1,700-foot long, 280-foot high ski slope. If approved, this project, known as Fairfax Peak, would sit on the I-95 Lorton landfill, owned by Fairfax County.