All Posts in ‘Transportation Funding’

A Reasonable Metro Remedy

Metro’s fiscal health has been poor for years. New sustainable funds and reforms can wait no longer. Legislation passed last month in Richmond relies heavily on Northern Virginia regional transportation dollars to meet Virginia’s $154 million per year portion. But making Metro more reliable should not be at the expense of making other parts of […]

Dedicated Metro Funding Should Not Be at the Expense of Scarce Regional Funds

The General Assembly should be applauded for its commitment to meet the $154 million/year goal to provide Virginia’s share of the $500 million system’s capital needs requested by the WMATA General Manager. However lost in the celebratory headlines is the fact that the proposed funding bill requires the transfer of more than $100 million dollars per […]

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Business Community Call on Governor Northam to Amend Metro Funding Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2018 Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Business Community Call on Governor Northam to Amend Metro Funding Bill Northern Virginia, March 26, 2018 – The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and the Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition have partnered to express support for the identification of $154 million in ongoing, dedicated funding for […]

Virginia’s 2nd & 4th Largest Jurisdictions Connected Largely By Narrow Rural Roads

Virginia’s 2nd & 4th Largest Jurisdictions Connected Largely by Narrow Rural Roads The University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center’s latest data shows that Prince William County (455,000) is now Virginia’s second most populous jurisdiction and Loudoun County (396,000) its fourth. Since 2000 Loudoun County has added 226,000 residents and Prince William County 175,000 residents. (The District of Columbia […]

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition’s Performance-Based Solutions for Enhanced Regional Prosperity, Security and Quality of Life

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition’s Performance-Based Solutions for Enhanced Regional Prosperity, Security and Quality of Life The Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition consists of private sector organizations representing most Northern Virginia businesses and private sector employees and is committed to creating a strong efficient regional transportation network to enhance regional prosperity, security and quality of […]

Metro Update: Awarding Credit Where Due

For years, it’s been open season for criticizing Metro.  Metro has pledged to improve and it has in many areas including: Reliability On-Time Arrivals – Nearly 9 of 10 passenger trips were on-time in October 2017 versus only 7 of 10 one year ago. Maintenance – Offloading of trains due to railcar breakdowns reduced by 45%. New Cars – 452 new 7000-series cars […]

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 […]

A Tale of Two Bridges

Bridges typically exceed their useful life span after 50 years and need replacement. The District of Columbia’s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is 68 years old.  The American Legion Memorial Bridge is approaching 60. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge carries 70,000 vehicles per day. The American Legion Memorial Bridge more than 220,000 vehicles per day. The […]

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Seeks YOUR Input on Draft Regional Plan

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is seeking public input on its Draft Regional Transportation Plan–TransAction 2040 July 13th 5:30/7:00 PM* Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Offices 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200 Fairfax VA, 22030 (*Open House starts at 5:30 p.m., Public Hearing starts immediately following 7:00 p.m. presentation) The draft plan includes more than 350 projects of […]

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