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NVT Alliance, Dulles Corridor Rail Association Merger Brings Greater Focus on Restoration of a World-Class Metrorail System

Founded in 1998, the Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) served as the leading advocate for advancement of Metrorail’s Silver Line.  With Silver Line construction nearing completion, DCRA’s goal has been realized. But ongoing advocacy is necessary to make the Silver Line (and Metro) a success. Dulles Corridor rail, transit-oriented development and Metro’s long-term sustainability and […]

Call to Action: Express Your Support of Regionally Significant Transportation Improvments

TPB Seeks Input on Regionally Significant Northern Virginia Projects Including Upgraded I-395; I-66 Inside and Outside the Capital Beltway The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is seeking public input on several regionally significant Northern Virginia projects being considered for inclusion in its 2016 update to the region’s fiscally Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP) […]

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 […]

Top Alliance Priority Takes a Critical Step Forward…. Region to Talk River Crossings

The Alliance has worked tirelessly to advance discussions and rally citizen and business community support for a new Potomac River crossing west of the American Legion Bridge (ALB) and other Potomac River crossing improvements. The Commonwealth Transportation Board’s (CTB) action yesterday to direct the Virginia Secretary of Transportation to begin immediate discussions with Maryland and […]

All Aboard!

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) this morning opened the new Spotsylvania Station south of Fredericksburg, with a 1,500 parking space lot to accommodate future growth.  This marks the first expansion of the VRE system since it’s opening in 1992, in part made possible by investment of a third rail line along the corridor. Currently VRE […]

What You Should Know About Transportation

Outward Trend: The metropolitan Washington region has added millions of people and jobs in the last few decades and most of these have located outside the Beltway. National Capital Transportation Planning Board forecasts project this outward trend will continue to 2040 and beyond. Lack of Implementation: Today’s congestion is not from a lack of planning, […]

HJ 581

Directs JLARC to study the adequacy of taxes and fees currently dedicated to highway funding and the feasibility of alternative revenue sources, including but not limited to road usage charges based on vehicle miles traveled, other flat fees, increased use of tolls, and charges on motor vehicle parts and fluids that must be replaced as […]

HB 2164

Provides that members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board do not serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but may be removed from office by the Governor for malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetence, neglect of duty, absenteeism, conflicts of interest, failure to carry out the policies of the Commonwealth, or refusal to carry out a lawful directive of […]

HB 1982

Provides for the weighting of votes cast by Board members appointed from highway construction districts to reflect the differences in district populations at the most recent census.

HB 2309

Increases the membership of the Board by six nonlegislative citizen members by adding three members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and three by the Senate Committee on Rules. The Board currently has 14 nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor and four ex officio members. The bill also allows […]

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