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Coalition of Business Organizations Endorses Short List of Key Transportation Priorities

The Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition has announced the adoption of a resolution signed by twenty major business and industry organizations that urges regional transportation investments be based on five criteria and identifies nine projects it believes represent the investments of greatest regional significance. “We believe it is essential for this region that has the nation’s […]

Upgrading I-66 Requires Bold Approach

In January 14th testimony, the Alliance urged the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to move forward with plans to improve and upgrade I-66 outside the Beltway, stating that improving Northern Virginia’s “Main Street”  is critical to sustaining our regional economy. The Alliance stressed that given I-66’s significance and current and future projected usage, it is critically […]

SJ 255

Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and other funds established by general law for transportation. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2016, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be […]

SJ 219

Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and other funds established by general law for transportation. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2016, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be […]

95 Express Lanes Now Open

Expanded Regional Network Reliability and Choices; NVT Alliance Discusses Impact to Region on News Channel 8 A big change took place in our region today —- the 95 Express Toll Lanes opened to all drivers. The NVT Alliance President Bob Chase appeared on News Channel 8 News Talk this morning to discuss the impact of […]

SJ 65

Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and other funds established by general law for transportation. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2014, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be […]

Maintenance Drain Remains

State law says that transportation maintenance needs must be funded first. And from 1986 when the Highway Maintenance and Operations Fund (HMOF) was created until 2002, the HMOF contained enough money to cover maintenance needs. However, in 2002 Virginia’s repeated failure to provide new transportation revenue created a HMOF shortfall that was covered by transferring […]

SJ 72

Directs JLARC to review the equity of transportation funding in light of new revenues and because such a study has not been conducted in 30 years. This resolution was continued to the 2015 Session of the General Assembly.

WMATA Urges TPB to Provide Regional Funding Leadership

On October 21, 1998 the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) adopted an “action agenda’ as part of its Vision program that pledged, “By the year 2000 to adopt and ensure the implementation of a new Constrained Long Range Plan through the year 2020 to include an enhanced transportation funding mechanism or mechanisms for […]

HB 2: Keep It Simple

In October 16th testimony, the Alliance urged the Commonwealth Transportation Board and Virginia Department of Transportation to focus predominantly on congestion reduction and economic development when rating projects in the General Assembly-mandated transportation project prioritization process known as HB 2. The Alliance noted that “HB 2 started off based on measuring value in terms of […]

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