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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 […]

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 […]

How Not to Fund Metro; Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

How Not to Fund Metro  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul New dedicated Metro funding is a must. Years ago, the Alliance was the first private sector organization to call for such funding.   And “new” dollars must be new.   Yet some propose using existing regional and state transportation dollars for all or part of this dedicated funding stream.   […]

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 […]

Wrong on the ICC; Wrong on a New Potomac Crossing

Wrong on the ICC Wrong on a New Potomac Crossing For decades Maryland local and state officials opposed the Intercounty Connector (ICC) and a new northern Potomac River crossing. Today, we learned that the ICC (30 million annual trips) is Maryland’s second most heavily used toll facility. And today we re-learned (for the zillionth time) that even a brief shutdown […]

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 […]

I-66 Outside the Beltway Better Multi-modal Mobility by Design Public Hearings

  The Virginia Department of Transportation and the I-66 Express Mobility Partners are hosting 3 public hearings on the Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project. All meetings are from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with a formal presentation at 7PM followed by a public comment period. Monday, November 13, 2017 Project Segment 3 — Route […]

Air Quality Keeps Getting Better and Better

Air Quality Keeps Getting Better and Better Despite one of the warmest summers on record, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reports that Virginia had “the cleanest ground level ozone season” in at least 20 years and that it will seek a new federal Environmental Protection Agency designation for Northern Virginia. Air quality pollutants have shown […]

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life The new 95 Express Lanes expansion south from the Garrisonville Exit 143 is great news for I-95 corridor local and long distance travelers. The extension of the existing express lanes one mile south along with the addition of a new lane north of the current exit will […]

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