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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 […]

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 […]

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