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Alliance: Major Reforms Necessary to Restore Metro to World-Class Status

In a letter to WMATA Board Chairman Jack Evans, the Alliance praised the work of Metro General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld through SafeTrack and other measures to improve safety and reliability, but emphasized that restoring Metrorail to a world-class system “cannot occur without fundamental Compact, management, and labor reforms.” The Alliance noted that many […]

NVT Alliance, Dulles Corridor Rail Association Merger Brings Greater Focus on Restoration of a World-Class Metrorail System

Founded in 1998, the Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) served as the leading advocate for advancement of Metrorail’s Silver Line.  With Silver Line construction nearing completion, DCRA’s goal has been realized. But ongoing advocacy is necessary to make the Silver Line (and Metro) a success. Dulles Corridor rail, transit-oriented development and Metro’s long-term sustainability and […]

Alliance Urges Transit Commission to Assign High Priority to Regional Express Bus and WMATA Compact Revision

At the January 5th meeting of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Alliance urged the Commission to focus its 2017-2018 work plan document on those actions and programs that the Commission believes will make the greatest difference in improving transit in the region. The Alliance observed that while the document included many proposed actions and […]

Here’s the Deal

Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Here’s the Deal The Transform I-66 outside the Beltway project, upgrading 25 miles of I-66 between U.S. 15/Haymarket and I-495, is moving forward! Through a competitive bid process, a private-sector team, Express Mobility Partners (Cintra /Meridiam/Ferrovial/Allan Myers), has been selected to implement the planned project.  The terms of the deal […]

Let’s Apply the 4 Mile Back-up Standard Where It’s Most Needed

Let’s Apply the 4 Mile Back-up Standard Where It’s Most Needed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced plans to replace and widen the aging US 301 Governor Nice Bridge, connecting Charles Co, Maryland with King George Co, Virginia. According to the Governor, a main consideration for building the upgraded crossing is — “Citizens here often face […]

The Many vs. The Few?

The Many Vs. The Few? That is the Question In discussing a new northern Potomac River Crossing at a recent regional forum, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated “I don’t agree that everyone agrees that it [a new crossing] needs to happen.” However, it’s rare (or almost never) that “everyone agrees” on anything. Two cases in […]

Alliance Urges TPB to Have More Regional Focus

Alliance Supports Important Project Updates to Region’s Financially Constrained Long-Range Plan; Urges More Regional Significant Focus In October 19th testimony to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB), the Alliance endorsed the inclusion of the I-395 multi-modal Express Lanes, the revised I-66 inside and outside the Beltway multi-modal improvements, the new Route 28 […]

Find Out What You Missed (or “Need to Know”)!

What You Need to Know About Transportation Seminar Speaker Presentations Now Online On October 26th, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance hosted its 12th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Seminar. The theme was Planning Our Region’s Future with the focus on what’s being done and needs to be done transportation-wise to ensure Virginia […]

Call to Action: Express Your Support of Regionally Significant Transportation Improvments

TPB Seeks Input on Regionally Significant Northern Virginia Projects Including Upgraded I-395; I-66 Inside and Outside the Capital Beltway The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is seeking public input on several regionally significant Northern Virginia projects being considered for inclusion in its 2016 update to the region’s fiscally Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP) […]

Regionally Significant Long-Range Planning?

Can The Nation’s Most Congested Region Create a Regionally Significant Long-Range Plan? As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the Washington, DC region, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is tasked with coordinating regional transportation plans and creating a regional “vision.” Despite this designation it has been decades since the TPB has produced […]

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