All Posts in ‘Alliance Position’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coalition of Business Organizations Endorses Short List of Key Transportation Priorities

The Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition has announced the adoption of a resolution signed by twenty major business and industry organizations that urges regional transportation investments be based on five criteria and identifies nine projects it believes represent the investments of greatest regional benefit. “The fact that our region has the nation’s worst traffic congestion and […]

Northern Virginia Business Organizations Urge Strategic Regional Approach to Transportation Network

A Strong Economy, Regional Security and High Quality of Life Require a Robust and Well-Connected Regional Transportation Framework McLean, VA, Jan 12, 2016 – The Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition today announced the adoption of a resolution signed by twenty major business and industry organizations that urges regional transportation investments be based on five criteria and identifies […]

Comprehensive Plan Alignment

While the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) chose to designate the Bi-County Parkway as the “locally preferred alternative,” below is a summary as to why the Tri-County Comprehensive Plan alignment rejected by the CTB was for many reasons a better choice. Comprehensive Plan Alignment Tests Best The Environmental Impact Statement states that the alignment that has […]

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