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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 […]

Virginia’s 2nd & 4th Largest Jurisdictions Connected Largely By Narrow Rural Roads

Virginia’s 2nd & 4th Largest Jurisdictions Connected Largely by Narrow Rural Roads The University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center’s latest data shows that Prince William County (455,000) is now Virginia’s second most populous jurisdiction and Loudoun County (396,000) its fourth. Since 2000 Loudoun County has added 226,000 residents and Prince William County 175,000 residents. (The District of Columbia […]

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 […]

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life

New Back-Up Buster Improves Mobility, Quality of Life The new 95 Express Lanes expansion south from the Garrisonville Exit 143 is great news for I-95 corridor local and long distance travelers. The extension of the existing express lanes one mile south along with the addition of a new lane north of the current exit will […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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