All Posts in ‘Traffic Congestion’

The Congestion Caucus

The following is excerpted from an op-ed piece in today’s Washington Post by Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and a former chairman of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission.  In the article, Mr Atkinson defines the two sides of the infrastructure debate as the “congestion caucus” and the “liberty […]

We’re #1 … Again

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Inrix issued their 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, the annual report on traffic congestion around the nation. Is anyone surprised as to who once again ranks #1 for the nation’s worst congestion?

NIMBY Madness Leads to More Congestion

Arlington County’s 2009 lawsuit to stop the I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes project was just one in a long list of Northern Virginia locality actions that have delayed, downsized or defeated and run-up the cost of badly needed transportation improvements. It’s not by accident area residents lose more time and money stuck in congestion than just about […]

I-66 Inside the Beltway; Key Questions Remain

Last week members of the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability questioned Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne on the McAuliffe administration’s rush hour I-66 Inside the Beltway tolling and transit proposal. The Secretary’s answers to key questions and continuing legislative/Alliance concerns include: What is being done to address the severe congestion that occurs on I-66 […]

VDOT Potomac River Bridges Study Taking the Easy Way Out?

Yesterday VDOT released the results of a multi-year study of current and future travel demand on the eleven Potomac River crossings from Point of Rocks Bridge to the Route 301 Nice Bridge. The study showed what has long been known i.e. that our region’s Potomac River crossings are congested and the American Legion Bridge (ALB) […]

McAuliffe Administration’s I-66 Inside the Beltway Proposal Fire! Aim! Ready!

The McAuliffe administration’s plan to toll and transit-enhance I-66 inside the Capital Beltway is problematic in many respects. Most transportation projects submitted and approved for the region’s long range plans are the result of considerable study and public input. However this proposal has been placed in the plan and scheduled for completion in 2017 with   […]

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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