All Posts in ‘2015 General Assembly’

Transportation Planning Blinders

The National Capital Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Long Range Plan Task Force is charged with identifying currently unfunded transportation projects of great regional significance. The Task Force has produced a DRAFT MAP of the Regionally Significant Transportation Network of the National Capital Transportation Planning Board Map. To see the map click here. It’s a DRAFT, […]

Troubled Bridges Over The Potomac’s Waters

The 84-year old Arlington Memorial Bridge carries 68,000 vehicles per day. Absent immediate replacement of its deck and support structures, it will close to traffic in 2021. Area elected officials recently called a press conference to demand action. The 54-year old American Legion Bridge carries more than 240,000 vehicles daily.  Afternoon back-ups regularly extend to […]

I-66 Outside the Beltway: The Path Forward

Upgrading I-66 outside the Capital Beltway is a longstanding Alliance priority. The Alliance has supported upgrading of I-66 between the Capital Beltway and US 15 Haymarket for a long time and now it is moving forward. The first phase will be between the Beltway and University Blvd. in Gainesville and consist of three conventional lanes […]

Alliance Urges Authority to Exercise Responsible Stewardship With Regional Funds

In June 9th testimony before the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority on its draft FY 2017 Program to be funded by HB 2313 regional funds, the Alliance urged the Authority to “choose wisely.” “During the next 15 years the Authority will have stewardship over 3-4 billion regional dollars.  Its stewardship over this period will determine whether […]

Tip o’ the Hat to a Better I-66 Inside the Beltway Proposal

Yesterday Governor McAuliffe announced that his administration would drop its proposal requiring non-peak direction users of I-66 inside of the Beltway to pay tolls to sit in congestion during AM and PM rush hours. Single occupant drivers travelling in the peak direction (east in the AM; west in PM) would continue to pay tolls, which […]

HB 1999

Creates the Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District to provide a means of financing an extension of commuter rail service from Fairfax County into Prince William County.

HB 1407

Allocates 10 percent of state revenues allocated to state secondary highways for use in reconstructing deteriorated state secondary highway pavements. The bill reduces from 25 to 20 percent the share of such revenues currently allocated to advancing high priority projects statewide and reduces from 15 to 10 percent the share of such revenues currently allocated […]

HB 2297

Requires approval of the General Assembly prior to the imposition or collection of any tolls or user fees on a project undertaken pursuant to the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 or by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission.

HB 2296

Requires approval by the General Assembly before the imposition or collection of tolls or user fees on any interstate, primary, or secondary highway, on any project undertaken pursuant to the PPTA, or by the HRTAC, NVTA, or RMTA.

HB 2294

Requires comprehensive agreements between the responsible public entity and a private entity to be approved by both houses of the General Assembly.

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