All Posts in ‘I-66 Outside the Beltway’

Here’s the Deal

Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Here’s the Deal The Transform I-66 outside the Beltway project, upgrading 25 miles of I-66 between U.S. 15/Haymarket and I-495, is moving forward! Through a competitive bid process, a private-sector team, Express Mobility Partners (Cintra /Meridiam/Ferrovial/Allan Myers), has been selected to implement the planned project.  The terms of the deal […]

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 […]

Key Alliance I-395 Strategic Priority Advances NVT Alliance Discusses Regional Transportation Projects on News Channel 8

NVT Alliance Policy Director, Nancy Hiteshue Smith, appeared on News Channel 8’s NewsTalk Tuesday morning to praise Governor McAuliffe’s recently announced conversion of I-395 HOV lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) express lanes and discuss other regional transportation matters including improvements to I-66 Outside and Inside the Beltway. “[The I-395 project] will provide great options […]

Fixing I-66 Outside the Beltway. Is There a Greater Regional Transportation Need?

At the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s November meeting some members questioned whether any regional transportation funds should be invested in I-66 outside the Beltway, despite key critical interchanges such as I-66 at Rt. 28 currently being in the Authority’s long-range regional transportation plan. Seriously? I-66 is Northern Virginia’s Main Street, providing critical connections between nearly […]

I-66 Study Details Please

“Smart, transparent and efficient transportation policy is an underpinning of a healthy economy – and no one understands that better than Gov. Terry McAuliffe.”  -VA Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne, Op-Ed Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/14/15 From the outset, Governor McAuliffe has stressed the importance of transparency in transportation planning. Last week Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne presented a […]

TPB Newsletter (and the TPB) Ignore Majority I-66 Input

A recent Transportation Planning Board newsletter summarizing the public comments received regarding VDOT’s I-66 improvement proposals claimed that “A majority of the comments sought more details and greater commitments from VDOT that the multimodal aspects of the proposals, especially the new commuter and rapid bus services, would indeed be implemented.” Not quite A review of […]

Upgrading I-66 Requires Bold Approach

In January 14th testimony, the Alliance urged the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to move forward with plans to improve and upgrade I-66 outside the Beltway, stating that improving Northern Virginia’s “Main Street”  is critical to sustaining our regional economy. The Alliance stressed that given I-66’s significance and current and future projected usage, it is critically […]

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