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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 […]

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 […]

I-66 Outside the Beltway Update: Construction of Long-Standing Alliance Priority to Begin in Earnest

I-66 Outside the Beltway Update Construction of Long-Standing Alliance Priority to Begin in Earnest The widening of I-66 Outside the Beltway is ramping up in April 2018. The Express Lanes are scheduled to open in late 2022 and between now and then users will see lots of changes in the corridor. To Keep on the […]

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