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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 […]

Air Quality Update: We Were Roasting!

We Were Roasting! Summer 2016 Breaking Heat Records but Not Pollution The summer of 2016 was the third hottest summer on record in the D.C. Metro area since record keeping began in 1871.  And according to the National Weather Service, the Washington region also experienced the second-hottest August on record with 23 days of 90-degree […]

15 Years Later

National Capital Region’s Transportation Preparedness Virginia Can’t Do it Alone Fifteen years have passed since terrorists hit the New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Governor McAuliffe issued a statement earlier this month declaring September “National Preparedness Month in Virginia” that encouraged “business owners, families and communities to make the preparations necessary in the event […]

Where We Are Growing Most

Recent government data shows that the D.C. metro area added 81,100 jobs for the year June 2014-June 2015, more than any other region in the Country.  Most of this job growth occurred in suburban Northern Virginia and Maryland not the region’s central core. This job trend reflects regional population growth over the past several decades […]

The Authority Chooses Wisely for the Most Part

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (the Authority) recently approved its FY 2017 Program that allocates nearly $500 million to 12 projects. The Authority, tasked with developing a regional transportation plan that makes improvements of regional significance, is required by law to invest regional transportation dollars in those “projects that are expected to provide the greatest […]

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