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Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition Urges Focus on Performance-Based Transportation Investments

With the recent start of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session, the Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition – a partnership consisting of the Alliance and 20 other organizations representing the vast majority of Northern Virginia’s private sector businesses and employees – has issued a position paper calling on Virginia legislators to pass performance-based transportation legislation to […]

Alliance Assesses Expansive Richmond-Baltimore Transportation Plan

Alliance Assesses Expansive Richmond-Baltimore Transportation Plan Last week, the Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) released an expansive transportation blueprint for the Richmond-Washington-Baltimore super region. In partnership with the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance, we shared our view of the approach and priorities outlined in the blueprint with the Washington Business Journal. While the blueprint seeks to align priorities in Richmond and Baltimore […]

Alliance Comments on Loudoun County’s Draft 2040 Countywide Transportation Plan

Alliance Comments on Loudoun County’s Draft 2040 Countywide Transportation Plan Last night the Alliance joined nearly 100 different organizations and individuals in commenting on Loudoun County’s draft 2040 Countywide Transportation Plan. The Alliance’s comments focused on three key priorities: 1.) Applauding Loudoun County’s leadership identifying two potential corridors for a New Potomac River Crossing, which […]

Maryland Express Lanes Essential to Regional Mobility & Reliability

Last week the Washington Post in coordination with the University of Maryland released a poll indicating that Maryland voters narrowly opposed a plan to expand the express lanes around the entire beltway. (Note: If asked, most Marylanders also most likely would oppose paying income and property taxes.) However, the difference between express lanes usage and property and […]

Alliance Wraps up 14th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Seminar

The Alliance has wrapped up its 14th annual What You Need to Know about Transportation breakfast & seminar. Thanks to our amazing line-up of transportation experts, the support of our generous sponsors and a record number of attendees, this event was a tremendous success. The theme for this year’s event was the future of regional […]

Alliance Urges Greater Regional Focus

Today the Alliance urged the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Planning Board (TPB) to focus more attention on regional transportation investments that do the most to reduce congestion and delays. The Alliance’s full statement is below: Alliance’s Comment on TPB’s Visualize 2045 Draft Left to fester the transportation challenges that have plagued our area – […]

Alliance Provides Input to Loudoun County Draft County 2040 Countywide Transportation Plan

Alliance Provides Input to Loudoun County Draft County 2040 Countywide Transportation Plan The Draft Loudoun 2040 Countywide Transportation Plan (“Draft CTP”) is part of the Envision Loudoun process with the goal of  “hav(ing) a lasting impact on the Loudoun community, helping to promote a continued high quality of life in the county.” In a statement […]

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Six-Year Program Choosing Wisely Now, More Important than Ever

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Six-Year Program Choosing Wisely Now, More Important than Ever The Virginia General Assembly’s*recent diversion of more than $100 million per year in regional and local funds to Metro makes it more important than ever for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to choose wisely in selecting highway and transit investments for its […]

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 […]

Alliance Urges Transportation Commission To Choose Wisely On I-66 Toll Revenue Investment

Alliance Urges Transportation Commission To Choose Wisely on I-66 Toll Revenue Investment The I-66 Commuter Choices Investment Program directs the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) to ensure tolls collected from Inside the Capital Beltway drivers are used in a manner that helps move more people, reduce congestion, enhance transit, connectivity and options. Seventeen applications totaling […]

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