All Posts in ‘Potomac River Crossing’

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 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 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 […]

Moving Jobs to People a Smarter Choice

“Before we rush to (heavily densify urban areas)… we need to ask ourselves whether the better strategy wouldn’t be to move the jobs to the workers rather than the workers to the jobs… “The point of having a richer and more productive economy is to have more enjoyable lives, and for most of us that […]

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 […]

What District Officials and Most Montgomery County Residents Understand That Montgomery County Elected Officials Apparently Don’t

“City officials say the (new Frederick Douglass Bridge) project will spur economic development on both sides of the river.” Washington Post August 11, 2017 Surveys show that Montgomery County residents overwhelming support a new Northern Potomac River crossing because (among other reasons) they (and just about everyone else) know that just as a new Frederick Douglass Bridge will spur economic […]

New Bridges Good Investment, Critical to Regional Excellence

At the recent unveiling of the design for the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, the Mayor of the District of Columbia said the following: “Investing in our infrastructure is key to how we can continue to be a growing city and the best city in the world, and improving our bridges is very critical to this mission.” […]

Regional Planning Body’s Long Term Plan Study Package Includes New Potomac River Crossing

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has endorsed studying 10 transportation projects, policies and programs, initiatives, including a new Potomac River crossing north of the American Legion Bridge. The objective is to determine the extent to which each or a combination will result in significant regional transportation progress.  The vote was 24-0 with […]

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