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Find Out What You Missed (or “Need to Know”)!

What You Need to Know About Transportation Seminar Speaker Presentations Now Online On October 26th, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance hosted its 12th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Seminar. The theme was Planning Our Region’s Future with the focus on what’s being done and needs to be done transportation-wise to ensure Virginia […]

All Aboard!

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) this morning opened the new Spotsylvania Station south of Fredericksburg, with a 1,500 parking space lot to accommodate future growth.  This marks the first expansion of the VRE system since it’s opening in 1992, in part made possible by investment of a third rail line along the corridor. Currently VRE […]

Is a New Potomac River Crossing Needed? Public Poll Says “Yes”

The Leesburg Today newspaper recently conducted a poll asking readers, “Is a New Potomac River Crossing Needed?”

Winning (or Losing) the Jobs Accessibility Challenge?

For our region to be attractive to business, businesses must be able to attract workers. In a recent study* of automobile commute times of 51 metropolitan areas across the country, the Washington, DC region ranked 7th overall in accessibility to jobs. However… When examined more closely, the Nation’s Capital only ranked well in jobs reachable […]

Regional Survey Finds Real Consensus Among Transportation Experts on Regional Priorities

A joint regional survey of area transportation professionals most familiar with the region’s transportation challenges finds significant consensus on projects and solutions that would do the most to improve mobility and reduce congestion. Regional/District Metro reliability and core capacity: Enhance maintenance, safety and reliability of existing system, and add new rolling stock, station and parking […]

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