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The day when the Washington area consisted of the District of Columbia and a collection of small suburban enclaves is long past. Today our metropolitan region is home to nearly 6 million residents, nearly 45% of whom live in Northern Virginia. Only about 12% live in the District of Columbia.
Posted on October 15, 2015 in: Alliance Position
While the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) chose to designate the Bi-County Parkway as the “locally preferred alternative,” below is a summary as to why the Tri-County Comprehensive Plan alignment rejected by the CTB was for many reasons a better choice.
The Environmental Impact Statement states that the alignment that has been on Prince William County’s Comprehensive Plan since 1964 and Fairfax and Loudoun County Plans for a decade or more is the best transportation solution. More specifically the Study states, “The Comprehensive Plan CBA (Candidate Build Alternative) is the best of the CBAs in meeting system and community linkage needs and satisfying social and economic demands, as well as reducing peak deficiency VMT and minimizing increases in overall VMT. It is also among the top ranked CBAs in addressing safety needs.” (Tri-County Parkway Location Study, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, March 15, 2005)
Comprehensive Plan Candidate Build Alternative (CBA) Advantages/Benefits:
Additionally, it is the only CBA that:
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