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Survey Finds Consensus, Not Controversy, on Regionally Significant Projects

To listen to most media reports and discussions among elected officials, transportation projects such as new Potomac River Bridges, I-66, Capital Beltway and other regionally significant improvements are “highly controversial […]

Alliance Endorses Some HB 2 Recommendations and Proposes Improvements

In recent testimony before the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) the Alliance endorsed several projects in the first round of HB 2 projects while recommending changes to transform Six-Year Improvement Program […]

One Small Box on a Bridge, 15 Miles of Congestion/Delay for Area Mankind

On April 21st officials investigated a suspicious-looking box on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The investigation took about 3 hours. The back-up extended about 8 miles in Virginia; 7 miles in […]

Alliance Priority Update: Long-Awaited I-395 Express Lanes Extension Back on Track

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board voted earlier this month to approve for air quality conformity testing the I-395 Express Lanes Extension Project between I-495 and Eads Street in the […]

Arlington Memorial Bridge Deterioration Symbolic of Long Term Federal Funding Neglect

Built in 1932 to tie the region and the nation’s history closer together, the Arlington Memorial Bridge’s deterioration is testimony to the price the region and nation are paying for […]

Moving Metro Forward

After being on the job several months new WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says he found the system in worse shape than he original thought.  Last week’s electrical fire and […]