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The NVT Alliance has been partnering with residents, businesses, and government to advance our region's transportation infrastructure since 1987.
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The day when the Washington area consisted of the District of Columbia and a collection of small suburban enclaves is long past. Today our metropolitan region is home to nearly 6 million residents, nearly 45% of whom live in Northern Virginia. Only about 12% live in the District of Columbia.
24 June 2016
The 84-year old Arlington Memorial Bridge carries 68,000 vehicles per day. Absent immediate replacement of its deck and support structures, it will close to traffic in 2021. Area elected officials recently called a press conference to demand action. The 54-year old American Legion Bridge carries more than 240,000 vehicles daily. Afternoon back-ups regularly extend to […]
26 April 2016
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 Maryland. The incident again underscores the fragile nature of the region’s transportation network, particularly the lack of redundancy in Potomac River Bridges. It also underscores […]
10 December 2015
The Alliance has worked tirelessly to advance discussions and rally citizen and business community support for a new Potomac River crossing west of the American Legion Bridge (ALB) and other Potomac River crossing improvements. The Commonwealth Transportation Board’s (CTB) action yesterday to direct the Virginia Secretary of Transportation to begin immediate discussions with Maryland and […]
2 December 2015
“I’m always concerned that if anything were to happen to that [American Legion] bridge…it is the main point to travel between Maryland and Virginia and … I’ve asked my Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne to meet with the Maryland folks. I’m ready to begin really constructive talks on what can we do about the capacity over the […]
5 September 2015
Arlington County’s 2009 lawsuit to stop the I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes project was just one in a long list of Northern Virginia locality actions that have delayed, downsized or defeated and run-up the cost of badly needed transportation improvements. It’s not by accident area residents lose more time and money stuck in congestion than just about […]
16 July 2015
Yesterday VDOT released the results of a multi-year study of current and future travel demand on the eleven Potomac River crossings from Point of Rocks Bridge to the Route 301 Nice Bridge. The study showed what has long been known i.e. that our region’s Potomac River crossings are congested and the American Legion Bridge (ALB) […]
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