All Posts in ‘American Legion Bridge’

Washington Post Endorses the Maryland HOT Lanes Project

The Washington Post just endorsed the Maryland Department of Transportation’s preferred alternative to widen the American Legion Bridge and connect it to new high occupancy toll lanes on I-495/I-270.  This endorsement comes on the heels of the announcement of MDOT’s preferred partner Transurban to manage Maryland’s HOT lanes from the American Legion Bridge to the […]

MDOT Selects Partner for Express Lanes Project

The Maryland Department of Transportation has selected Accelerate Maryland Partners, led by Transurban (USA), as the preferred partner to build and manage the Maryland HOT Lanes from the American Legion Bridge to the ICC. “This $3.7 billion private investment is a major victory for our region’s multimodal transportation system and a critical step forward to […]

Alliance Applauds Maryland Selection of HOT Lanes as Recommended Preferred Alternative

Alliance Applauds Maryland Selection of HOT Lanes as Recommended Preferred Alternative Today the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced Alternative 9 – two new HOT Lanes in each direction – as the recommended preferred alternative for the I-495/I-270 Managed Lane Study. “The Alliance applauds MDOT SHA for moving forward with the option that […]

NOVA Transportation Coalition Urges Investment in Regional Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure

The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance – along with 23 leading business and civic organizations from across the DC region – has released their 2021 transportation priorities. The Coalition urges local, regional, state, and federal policymakers to invest in our multimodal transportation infrastructure to improve our economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental sustainability, and equitable access to opportunity. […]

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 […]