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Dulles Airport to offer new express bus service

While passengers won’t yet be able to take a train to Washington Dulles International Airport when the Silver Line begins service later this year, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is offering an alternative way to get there by transit.

The authority will begin running a $5 express bus from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station in Reston to the airport. The service will feature brand new buses with wi-fi service, and the ability to connect to the airport’s display of flight status.

The buses will also run every 15 minutes, providing much more frequent service than the current bus that runs from the West Falls Church Metro Station. Those buses depart every 30 minutes and the ride costs $10.

Jefferson District Park trail to be repaved

A 1,200-foot section of asphalt trail at Jefferson District Park will be under construction for the next two weeks. The Fairfax County Park Authority is repairing, replacing and resurfacing various sections of the trail as needed.

The authority says residents should expect occasional construction traffic and equipment entering the parking lot and a portion of parking spaces blocked off during construction. In addition, construction equipment will be present on the trail during construction. Portions of the existing trail system will be intermittently closed during the project.

The $43,000 in construction costs will be funded through proffer dollars allocated to Jefferson District Park in 2012.

Historical marker commemorates first county officer to die in line of duty

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and the county History Commission have collaborated to produce a historical marker commemorating the first county law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty. The marker is located in the Lorton Station Marketplace, 9409 Lorton Market Street, in Lorton.

Deputy Sheriff George A. Malcolm was shot on April 6, 1905, while attempting to arrest a man who had been harassing students at the Lorton Valley School. Malcolm also was a teacher at the school and served as deputy treasurer of the Mount Vernon and Lee districts. He is interred at Pohick Church Cemetery.

The marker will be officially unveiled June 14 at 11:30 a.m. In memory of Deputy Malcolm, the organizers will be collecting new school backpacks at the event. The backpacks will be donated to Our Daily Bread and Facets, two nonprofit organizations that work with low-income and homeless individuals in the county.