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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 […]

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the CLRP

In October 15th testimony, the Alliance urged the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB) to re-evaluate the contents of the region’s fiscally Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP) from a regional perspective rather than just continuing to “update”  the same old CLRP decade after decade. More specifically the Alliance recommended the entire CLRP […]

Time to Re-Define “Regionally Significant”

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is seeking public input on its draft 2014 fiscally Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP). Click here to review the full draft CLRP and leave your comments. A recent TPB newsletter claims the plan contains, “More than 300 regionally significant improvements to the Washington region’s highway and transit […]

How Our Region Invests Its Transportation Dollars

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is seeking public comment on its draft $244 billion FY 2014-2040 fiscally Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP). The following chart shows how revenues have been distributed among modes in CLRP’s since FY 2000:   CLRP YEAR   PUBLIC TRANSIT HIGHWAYS 2000 50%        50% 2003 […]

Winning (or Losing) the Jobs Accessibility Challenge?

For our region to be attractive to business, businesses must be able to attract workers. In a recent study* of automobile commute times of 51 metropolitan areas across the country, the Washington, DC region ranked 7th overall in accessibility to jobs. However… When examined more closely, the Nation’s Capital only ranked well in jobs reachable […]

Regional Survey Finds Real Consensus Among Transportation Experts on Regional Priorities

A joint regional survey of area transportation professionals most familiar with the region’s transportation challenges finds significant consensus on projects and solutions that would do the most to improve mobility and reduce congestion. Regional/District Metro reliability and core capacity: Enhance maintenance, safety and reliability of existing system, and add new rolling stock, station and parking […]

US Route 301/Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge Improvement Project

The Nice Bridge is a two-lane undivided 1.7 mile toll facility crossing of the Potomac River, approximately 25 miles south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-95). It is considered to be a major public, military and evacuation route. The bridge was opened in 1940 and currently carries about 20,000 vehicles per day. By 2030 traffic volume […]

Tri-County Parkway Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

A Tri-County Parkway Location and Environmental Impact Statement Study was conducted between 2002 and 2005 to determine the best location for a new north-south corridor. Although technical studies showed the Tri-County Parkway alignment that appears on local comprehensive plans best met the documented purpose and need, the fact that the federal government stated that federal funding […]

Federal Highway Administration Potomac River Northern Crossing Feasibility Study

This study was authorized by the FY2000 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act (H.R. 4475) and detailed in an October 10, 2000 letter from Representative Frank Wolf to Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater.

 Its objective was to provide an independent, analytically based and unbiased assessment of the feasibility of constructing a bridge across the Potomac […]

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