All Posts in ‘2016 General Assembly’

I-66 Outside the Beltway Better Multi-modal Mobility by Design Public Hearings

  The Virginia Department of Transportation and the I-66 Express Mobility Partners are hosting 3 public hearings on the Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project. All meetings are from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with a formal presentation at 7PM followed by a public comment period. Monday, November 13, 2017 Project Segment 3 — Route […]

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 […]

The Importance of Choosing Wisely

“You must choose, but choose wisely” – Templar Knight to Indiana Jones In The Last Crusade Tonight the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) will decide how to allocate $5 million in state funding for I-66 inside the Beltway multi-modal improvements. 19 project applications have been submitted. In its testimony at the May 5th public hearing, […]

Alliance Endorses Some HB 2 Recommendations and Proposes Improvements

In recent testimony before the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) the Alliance endorsed several projects in the first round of HB 2 projects while recommending changes to transform Six-Year Improvement Program into one more focused on investments of greatest long-term benefit. The Alliance endorsed the selection of I-66, I-64 and the I-95 Rappahannock Bridge crossing as […]

HB 796

Practical design standards; VDOT to employ standards for any highway system project. Requires the Department of Transportation to employ practical design standards for any highway system project, including all projects costing more than $5 million. “Practical design standards” are defined in the bill as standards that incorporate maximum flexibility in application of standards that reduce the […]

SB 471

Commonwealth Transportation Board; regional membership. Increases from 17 to 19 the membership of the Commonwealth Transportation Board by the addition of two nonlegislative citizen members: one from the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission and one from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

SB 258

Commonwealth Transportation Board; voting weighted by population. Provides that the votes of the nine nonlegislative citizen members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board who represent the nine highway construction districts shall be weighted on the basis of the population of each member’s district as a percentage of the total population of the Commonwealth.

HB 1346

Commonwealth Transportation Board; regional membership. Increases from 17 to 19 the membership of the Commonwealth Transportation Board by the addition of two nonlegislative citizen members: one from the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission and one from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

HJ 138

Study; Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability to study the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s compliance with the Dulles Toll Road Permit and Operating Agreement.

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