All Posts in ‘Potomac River Crossing’

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 […]

Let’s Apply the 4 Mile Back-up Standard Where It’s Most Needed

Let’s Apply the 4 Mile Back-up Standard Where It’s Most Needed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced plans to replace and widen the aging US 301 Governor Nice Bridge, connecting Charles Co, Maryland with King George Co, Virginia. According to the Governor, a main consideration for building the upgraded crossing is — “Citizens here often face […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regionally Significant Long-Range Planning?

Can The Nation’s Most Congested Region Create a Regionally Significant Long-Range Plan? As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the Washington, DC region, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is tasked with coordinating regional transportation plans and creating a regional “vision.” Despite this designation it has been decades since the TPB has produced […]

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 […]

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 […]

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