All Posts in ‘Traffic Congestion’

I-66 Inside the Beltway; Key Questions Remain

Last week members of the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability questioned Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne on the McAuliffe administration’s rush hour I-66 Inside the Beltway tolling and transit proposal. The Secretary’s answers to key questions and continuing legislative/Alliance concerns include: What is being done to address the severe congestion that occurs on I-66 […]

VDOT Potomac River Bridges Study Taking the Easy Way Out?

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) […]

McAuliffe Administration’s I-66 Inside the Beltway Proposal Fire! Aim! Ready!

The McAuliffe administration’s plan to toll and transit-enhance I-66 inside the Capital Beltway is problematic in many respects. Most transportation projects submitted and approved for the region’s long range plans are the result of considerable study and public input. However this proposal has been placed in the plan and scheduled for completion in 2017 with   […]

Winning (or Losing) the Jobs Accessibility Challenge?

For our region to be attractive to business, businesses must be able to attract workers. In a recent study* of automobile commute times of 51 metropolitan areas across the country, the Washington, DC region ranked 7th overall in accessibility to jobs. However… When examined more closely, the Nation’s Capital only ranked well in jobs reachable […]

Regional Survey Finds Real Consensus Among Transportation Experts on Regional Priorities

A joint regional survey of area transportation professionals most familiar with the region’s transportation challenges finds significant consensus on projects and solutions that would do the most to improve mobility and reduce congestion. Regional/District Metro reliability and core capacity: Enhance maintenance, safety and reliability of existing system, and add new rolling stock, station and parking […]

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