Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Activate the National Guard for Major Snow Emergencies

Hello, Yupette,

Guest Thread?

Why hasn't the National Guard been activated and helping remove the snow from streets, roads, airports, Metrorail stations, etc., with front loaders and dump trucks?

VietVet

18 Comments:

At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

National Guard's heavy equipment is in Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan. We can help everyone else but not ourselves.

 
At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snow has to be removed and transported and dumped somewhere, probably the tidal Potomac below DC. Using the National Guard and Reserve would not cost local jurisdictions anything.

 
At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the future the County should buy dual-purpose construction equipment that can be used for construction in the summer and snow removal in winter.

 
At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major problem is with parked cars on streets.

 
At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Eastern Europe was keen to join NATO a decade ago. OK now they're in NATO they should be willing to police the Third World, not leave Third World policing to the USA.

 
At 10 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're going to have a couple more storms before March. Bring in the National Guard ASAP and clean out the roads.

 
At 10 February, 2010 , Anonymous Joan said...

How about a thread about the County's so-called "Transportation Planning" concomitant with "Smart Growth" that's caused narrowing of streets and thousands more parking spaces constructed every year? Then there's our vintage 2-track Metrorail system, designed for low-density, mild-climate suburbia. So are our fire, EMS, and police equipment. Let's face reality, Arlington does things in the same old same old way it did things 20, 25, 30 years ago. Time for a change.

 
At 10 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a change all right. Starting with Transportation Guru Chris Zimmerman announcing his retirement from the WMATA Board and Arlington County Board.

 
At 11 February, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Actually, the Governor activated the National Guard last weekend and there are a few Guard troops helping County fire and EMS. But not many.

 
At 12 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Front loaders? There are hundreds of used front loaders for sale on the Web.

 
At 13 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a new transportation plan for Arlington. We DON'T need any more vehicles in Arlington.

 
At 13 February, 2010 , Anonymous 22205 said...

For what Arlington pays to subsidize the wealthy theatre groups to produce revivals of the worst plays of the 20th Century the County can buy second hand John Deere front loaders that can be used for street paving during the summer months.

 
At 14 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look up John Deere 544 used on the Web.

 
At 14 February, 2010 , Anonymous L O L said...

What a lovely February day. I'll just take my bicycle out of storage and ride it to Shirlington and see if I can attend a matinee performance of "Sweeney Todd."

 
At 14 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

E-mail Jay Fisette and tell him how much you enjoyed riding your bicycle through the snow to Shirlington and how much you enjoyed Sweeney Todd - he'll be so pleased he'll appoint you to the Transportation Commission.

 
At 14 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also E-Mail Scott McCaffrey. He'll give you a Thumbs Up in his newspaper.

 
At 15 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County should tell the wealthy arts crowd to fund their own theaters and use the millions that are saved to buy the equipment to begin a street paving and water main and storm water replacement and upgrade program.

 
At 16 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll see what gets funded in the next County budget, due out in a week.

 

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