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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 […]

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 […]

Air Quality Update: We Were Roasting!

We Were Roasting! Summer 2016 Breaking Heat Records but Not Pollution The summer of 2016 was the third hottest summer on record in the D.C. Metro area since record keeping began in 1871.  And according to the National Weather Service, the Washington region also experienced the second-hottest August on record with 23 days of 90-degree […]

Important Missing Link Opens in Loudoun County

Today marks the opening of Loudoun County’s Gloucester Parkway extension from the Loudoun County Parkway to the intersection of Pacific Boulevard and Nokes Boulevard. The new parkway extension fills a void in the county’s local road network, provides an important east-west alternative connecting Ashburn and Route 28 and brings needed relief to Route 7 and […]

2015 VDOT Study: Cross-Potomac River travel demand in 2040

The Virginia Department of Transportation completed a study in July 2015 examining cross-Potomac River travel demand in 2040 at existing crossings between the U.S. 15/Point of Rocks Bridge and US 301/Governor Harry Nice Bridge. The study looked at travel speed and origin and destination trends. The study did not look at recommended solutions to the […]

I-66 Inside Capital Beltway Chronology – 77 Years in the Making

I-66 inside the Beltway is one of the region’s major transportation choke points. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Planned in the 1960s and early 1970s as an 8-lane (4 in each direction) facility with a link via the Spout Run Parkway to a new Three Sisters Potomac River Bridge to the Whitehurst freeway, […]

Federal Highway Administration Potomac River Northern Crossing Feasibility Study

This study was authorized by the FY2000 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act (H.R. 4475) and detailed in an October 10, 2000 letter from Representative Frank Wolf to Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater.

 Its objective was to provide an independent, analytically based and unbiased assessment of the feasibility of constructing a bridge across the Potomac […]

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