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How Not to Fund Metro; Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

How Not to Fund Metro  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul New dedicated Metro funding is a must. Years ago, the Alliance was the first private sector organization to call for such funding.   And “new” dollars must be new.   Yet some propose using existing regional and state transportation dollars for all or part of this dedicated funding stream.   […]

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition’s Performance-Based Solutions for Enhanced Regional Prosperity, Security and Quality of Life

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition’s Performance-Based Solutions for Enhanced Regional Prosperity, Security and Quality of Life The Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition consists of private sector organizations representing most Northern Virginia businesses and private sector employees and is committed to creating a strong efficient regional transportation network to enhance regional prosperity, security and quality of […]

Air Quality Keeps Getting Better and Better

Air Quality Keeps Getting Better and Better Despite one of the warmest summers on record, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reports that Virginia had “the cleanest ground level ozone season” in at least 20 years and that it will seek a new federal Environmental Protection Agency designation for Northern Virginia. Air quality pollutants have shown […]

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life The new 95 Express Lanes expansion south from the Garrisonville Exit 143 is great news for I-95 corridor local and long distance travelers. The extension of the existing express lanes one mile south along with the addition of a new lane north of the current exit will […]

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.”

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.” William Frey Brookings Institution Demographer   According to a September 14, 2017 article in the Washington Post entitled, “While most cities’ incomes rise, D.C. sees a possible end to the boom years”, “Frey’s theory is that the poor job market following the 2009 recession caused young people to […]

13th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Program and Breakfast

It’s a Wrap! If you missed the 13th Annual What You Need to Know About Transportation – the Alliance’s signature event – on October 3rd, we’re sorry because you missed an outstanding lineup of speakers addressing a broad array of transportation topics in the usual rapid fire format. The theme for this year was “Regional […]

New Bridges Good Investment, Critical to Regional Excellence

At the recent unveiling of the design for the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, the Mayor of the District of Columbia said the following: “Investing in our infrastructure is key to how we can continue to be a growing city and the best city in the world, and improving our bridges is very critical to this mission.” […]

Regional Planning Body’s Long Term Plan Study Package Includes New Potomac River Crossing

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has endorsed studying 10 transportation projects, policies and programs, initiatives, including a new Potomac River crossing north of the American Legion Bridge. The objective is to determine the extent to which each or a combination will result in significant regional transportation progress.  The vote was 24-0 with […]

Celebrate 30 Years of Transportation Progress!

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance 30th Anniversary Celebration June 7, 2017 — 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Cooley LLP 11951 Freedom Dr., 14th Floor Reston, VA 22091   On June 7th the Alliance will celebrate 30 years of successful multi-modal transportation progress and acknowledge many of public officials, individuals and organizations that made these projects possible.  Think about […]

The Many vs. The Few?

The Many Vs. The Few? That is the Question In discussing a new northern Potomac River Crossing at a recent regional forum, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated “I don’t agree that everyone agrees that it [a new crossing] needs to happen.” However, it’s rare (or almost never) that “everyone agrees” on anything. Two cases in […]

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