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Metro Update: Awarding Credit Where Due

For years, it’s been open season for criticizing Metro.  Metro has pledged to improve and it has in many areas including: Reliability On-Time Arrivals – Nearly 9 of 10 passenger trips were on-time in October 2017 versus only 7 of 10 one year ago. Maintenance – Offloading of trains due to railcar breakdowns reduced by 45%. New Cars – 452 new 7000-series cars […]

I-66 Outside the Beltway Better Multi-modal Mobility by Design Public Hearings

  The Virginia Department of Transportation and the I-66 Express Mobility Partners are hosting 3 public hearings on the Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project. All meetings are from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with a formal presentation at 7PM followed by a public comment period. Monday, November 13, 2017 Project Segment 3 — Route […]

Air Quality Keeps Getting Better and Better

Air Quality Keeps Getting Better and Better Despite one of the warmest summers on record, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reports that Virginia had “the cleanest ground level ozone season” in at least 20 years and that it will seek a new federal Environmental Protection Agency designation for Northern Virginia. Air quality pollutants have shown […]

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life The new 95 Express Lanes expansion south from the Garrisonville Exit 143 is great news for I-95 corridor local and long distance travelers. The extension of the existing express lanes one mile south along with the addition of a new lane north of the current exit will […]

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.”

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.” William Frey Brookings Institution Demographer   According to a September 14, 2017 article in the Washington Post entitled, “While most cities’ incomes rise, D.C. sees a possible end to the boom years”, “Frey’s theory is that the poor job market following the 2009 recession caused young people to […]

Moving Jobs to People a Smarter Choice

“Before we rush to (heavily densify urban areas)… we need to ask ourselves whether the better strategy wouldn’t be to move the jobs to the workers rather than the workers to the jobs… “The point of having a richer and more productive economy is to have more enjoyable lives, and for most of us that […]

13th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Program and Breakfast

It’s a Wrap! If you missed the 13th Annual What You Need to Know About Transportation – the Alliance’s signature event – on October 3rd, we’re sorry because you missed an outstanding lineup of speakers addressing a broad array of transportation topics in the usual rapid fire format. The theme for this year was “Regional […]

Time is Running out! Don’t Miss Out! Registration Closing Soon.

Time is Running out! Don’t Miss Out! Registration Closing Soon. 13th Annual What You Need to Know About Transportation Program and Breakfast Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Waterford at Fair Oaks 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax, VA 22033 This year’s event, part of our 30th Anniversary year celebration, will provide important insight […]

Speaker Added!

Speaker Added! 13th Annual What You Need to Know About Transportation Program and Breakfast Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Waterford at Fair Oaks 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax, VA 22033 This year’s event, part of our 30th Anniversary year celebration, will provide important insight on bridge, transit, road and other investments critical […]

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