All Posts in ‘Potomac River Crossing’

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 […]

Moving Jobs to People a Smarter Choice

“Before we rush to (heavily densify urban areas)… we need to ask ourselves whether the better strategy wouldn’t be to move the jobs to the workers rather than the workers to the jobs… “The point of having a richer and more productive economy is to have more enjoyable lives, and for most of us that […]

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 […]

What District Officials and Most Montgomery County Residents Understand That Montgomery County Elected Officials Apparently Don’t

“City officials say the (new Frederick Douglass Bridge) project will spur economic development on both sides of the river.” Washington Post August 11, 2017 Surveys show that Montgomery County residents overwhelming support a new Northern Potomac River crossing because (among other reasons) they (and just about everyone else) know that just as a new Frederick Douglass Bridge will spur economic […]

New Bridges Good Investment, Critical to Regional Excellence

At the recent unveiling of the design for the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, the Mayor of the District of Columbia said the following: “Investing in our infrastructure is key to how we can continue to be a growing city and the best city in the world, and improving our bridges is very critical to this mission.” […]

Regional Planning Body’s Long Term Plan Study Package Includes New Potomac River Crossing

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has endorsed studying 10 transportation projects, policies and programs, initiatives, including a new Potomac River crossing north of the American Legion Bridge. The objective is to determine the extent to which each or a combination will result in significant regional transportation progress.  The vote was 24-0 with […]

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 […]

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