Metro Upgrades

The Alliance supports WMATA’s initiative to upgrade to 8-car trains as the greatest immediate improvement to improve Metrorail core capacity. Additionally, the Alliance supports the long-term maintenance/operations/reliability/core capacity improvements and upgrades needed for Metrorail’s long-tern sustainability and reliability.

A Reasonable Metro Remedy

April 17, 2018 in: 2018 General AssemblyMetroNorthern Virginia Transportation AuthorityTransportation Funding

Metro’s fiscal health has been poor for years. New sustainable funds and reforms can wait no longer. Legislation passed last month in Richmond relies heavily on Northern Virginia regional transportation dollars to meet Virginia’s $154 million per year portion. But making Metro more reliable should not be at the expense of making other parts of […]

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Dedicated Metro Funding Should Not Be at the Expense of Scarce Regional Funds

March 29, 2018 in: 2018 General AssemblyMetroNorthern Virginia Transportation AuthorityTransportation Funding

The General Assembly should be applauded for its commitment to meet the $154 million/year goal to provide Virginia’s share of the $500 million system’s capital needs requested by the WMATA General Manager. However lost in the celebratory headlines is the fact that the proposed funding bill requires the transfer of more than $100 million dollars per […]

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Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Business Community Call on Governor Northam to Amend Metro Funding Bill

March 26, 2018 in: 2018 General AssemblyAlliance PositionMetroNorthern Virginia Transportation AuthorityTransportation Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2018 Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Business Community Call on Governor Northam to Amend Metro Funding Bill Northern Virginia, March 26, 2018 – The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and the Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition have partnered to express support for the identification of $154 million in ongoing, dedicated funding for […]

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