All Posts in ‘American Legion Bridge’

Wrong on the ICC; Wrong on a New Potomac Crossing

Wrong on the ICC Wrong on a New Potomac Crossing For decades Maryland local and state officials opposed the Intercounty Connector (ICC) and a new northern Potomac River crossing. Today, we learned that the ICC (30 million annual trips) is Maryland’s second most heavily used toll facility. And today we re-learned (for the zillionth time) that even a brief shutdown […]

“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 […]

A Tale of Two Bridges

Bridges typically exceed their useful life span after 50 years and need replacement. The District of Columbia’s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is 68 years old.  The American Legion Memorial Bridge is approaching 60. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge carries 70,000 vehicles per day. The American Legion Memorial Bridge more than 220,000 vehicles per day. The […]

Major Interstate Collapses from Fire; Closed Indefinitely

The impact of last week’s fire on Atlanta’s I-85, which resulted in the collapse of a portion of the roadway and the indefinite closure of this major interstate highway, will be felt in the crippling of daily commutes and throughout the economy of the southeast region for many months or longer. Imagine if this headline […]

Waste Less, Invest More

The latest INRIX Global Congestion Scorecard shows the average DC area driver wastes 61 hours sitting in congestion during peak period hours. That’s the average, meaning hundreds of thousands of motorists waste even more hours. And that’s just during rush hour. INRIX estimates that 61 hours translates into a cost of $1700 per driver or […]

Alliance Urges TPB to Have More Regional Focus

Alliance Supports Important Project Updates to Region’s Financially Constrained Long-Range Plan; Urges More Regional Significant Focus In October 19th testimony to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB), the Alliance endorsed the inclusion of the I-395 multi-modal Express Lanes, the revised I-66 inside and outside the Beltway multi-modal improvements, the new Route 28 […]

15 Years Later

National Capital Region’s Transportation Preparedness Virginia Can’t Do it Alone Fifteen years have passed since terrorists hit the New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Governor McAuliffe issued a statement earlier this month declaring September “National Preparedness Month in Virginia” that encouraged “business owners, families and communities to make the preparations necessary in the event […]

Where We Are Growing Most

Recent government data shows that the D.C. metro area added 81,100 jobs for the year June 2014-June 2015, more than any other region in the Country.  Most of this job growth occurred in suburban Northern Virginia and Maryland not the region’s central core. This job trend reflects regional population growth over the past several decades […]

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