All Posts in ‘American Legion Bridge’

American Legion Bridge Study Shows Maryland and Virginia Express Lane Projects Create Opportunity to Enhance Regional Transit Service

American Legion Bridge Study Shows Maryland and Virginia Express Lane Projects Create Opportunity to Enhance Regional Transit Service Preliminary analysis of a Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Transit Demand Study shows significant opportunities for express transit service between activity centers in Virginia – including Tysons, Rosslyn, Reston, […]

Alliance Urges VDOT to Move Forward with 495 NEXT Project

VDOT is currently accepting public comments through October 23rd on the I-495 Northern Extension (NEXT) Project, which would extend the Virginia Express Lanes from the Dulles Toll Road to the American Legion Bridge. This is a critical next step in building a regional managed lane network and addressing one of our area’s worst bottlenecks – the American […]

Alliance Applauds Agreement to Widen the American Legion Bridge

Alliance Applauds Agreement to Widen the American Legion Bridge Improving Regional Connectivity and Expanding Managed Lane Network On Tuesday, November 12, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an agreement to rebuild the American Legion Bridge and add two new congestion managed lanes in each direction. The Alliance applauds Governor Hogan and […]

The Alliance Partners with Regional Business & Transportation Leaders in Support of Maryland Traffic Relief Plan

The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance has joined a coalition of 30 regional business and transportation advocacy organizations urging Governor Larry Hogan and his Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn to continue pushing forward with critical improvements to the American Legion Bridge, I-270, and I-495 in Maryland. “This project will produce tremendous benefits for our entire region,” said […]

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 […]

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 […]

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.”

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.” William Frey Brookings Institution Demographer   According to a September 14, 2017 article in the Washington Post entitled, “While most cities’ incomes rise, D.C. sees a possible end to the boom years”, “Frey’s theory is that the poor job market following the 2009 recession caused young people to […]

13th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Program and Breakfast

It’s a Wrap! If you missed the 13th Annual What You Need to Know About Transportation – the Alliance’s signature event – on October 3rd, we’re sorry because you missed an outstanding lineup of speakers addressing a broad array of transportation topics in the usual rapid fire format. The theme for this year was “Regional […]

A Tale of Two Bridges

Bridges typically exceed their useful life span after 50 years and need replacement. The District of Columbia’s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is 68 years old.  The American Legion Memorial Bridge is approaching 60. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge carries 70,000 vehicles per day. The American Legion Memorial Bridge more than 220,000 vehicles per day. The […]

Major Interstate Collapses from Fire; Closed Indefinitely

The impact of last week’s fire on Atlanta’s I-85, which resulted in the collapse of a portion of the roadway and the indefinite closure of this major interstate highway, will be felt in the crippling of daily commutes and throughout the economy of the southeast region for many months or longer. Imagine if this headline […]

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