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Route 460 Would Waste Billions - defund more important projects


Governor McDonnel makes another toll road his priority, as a favor to lobbyists.   VDOT: “Future traffic volumes will result in increased travel delays on Route 460 ... from 71 minutes to 79 minutes from existing conditions to Year 2026.”   Read on: http://www.smartergrowth.netews-parent/press-releases/statement-on-va-congressman-regarding-route-460/...

Saturday, 26 February 2011

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Developers pushing for more Beltways


Bob Chase believes that elected politicians listen too often to voters: "Inspiration policy is responding too much to small groups, small neighborhoods, small situations and ignoring the big picture and that's why we have the nation's worst congestion." http://wamu.org/programs/mc/11/04/01.php#41937     Once there is two Beltway, sprawling growth will happen...

Saturday, 02 April 2011

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Poll: frustration with bridges to nowhere from Congress


"People are willing to pay if they have faith they are getting quality," Turner said. "Uncertainty in the poll more reflects a frustration with bridges to nowhere from Congress. The answer is that with clear outcomes and better accountability, people want and support investments in transportation infrastructure." Read on: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/13/AR2011021303440.html...

Friday, 08 April 2011

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Push for three Beltways and sprawling growth


Developer and Road Builder Lobbyist are pushing for more Beltway's - growth at any price.   http://wamu.orgews/11/04/07/old_plans_current_debate_would_a_second_beltway_work_today.php...

Friday, 08 April 2011

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Chamber pushing for Outer Beltway


Earlier this year, a joint motion by the Loudoun and Prince William County Chambers of Commerce urging “the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to designate the Bi-County and Tri-County Parkways as Corridors of Statewide Significance” and “to ensure the protection of adequate rights of way and capacities...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

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Supervisor Burton's Opposes Another Development Corridor

Monday, 11 April 2011

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CTB Sneaks in Outer Beltway


The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is trying to sneak in an outer beltway without input from Loudoun residents. It’s an irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars.  Loudoun residents mostly commute east-west, and these roads are already jammed with traffic. Instead of building new roads in low-traffic areas, we should...

Monday, 11 April 2011

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Build Outer Beltway - One Segment at a Time

Build Outer Beltway - One Segment at a Time


Lobbyist and some polititians (details later) are trying to build the Outer Beltway one segment at a time. Please see the map below:  ...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

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Outer Beltway voted down by Supervisors


The Outer Beltway ‘Zombie project’ resurfaces in Loudoun boardroom: http://www.loudountimes.com/index.phpews/article/30151/...

Friday, 22 April 2011

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McDonnell’s transportation plan: A page from the subprime playbook?


Governor McDonnel want's to spend money on un-needed big road construction projects, not seeing the current need of citizen, nor having a long term plan. His plans are for the 50's and not for the future. Excerpt: "As a result, when this governor leaves office in 2013, for every $10...

Saturday, 23 April 2011

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Transportation board designates new ‘Corridor of Significance’ N.Va.


CTB passes Vote! The Outer Beltway is back, after his has been removed in 2001!  ...

Saturday, 21 May 2011

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Finally Loudoun Initiates Traffic Analysis


Finally Loudoun Initiates Traffic Analysis   The Loudoun Board of Supervisors initiated a Traffic Funnel Analysis to address the fact, that commuters traveling East-West traffic and have to funnel between the River and the airport. The developed area West of the airport provides additional challenges, since people can't tunnel under...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

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Prince William County Taking Over State Funds


Prince William County Taking Over State Transportation Funds Finally there is proof that the North-South roads are put on the map to support  PWC's economy development. The current transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton is a former supervisor of PWC. The supervisors of PWC reshuffled their Economic Development Task Force in 2009,...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

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Bad land-use planning and poor location decisions


Our congestion problem was created by bad land-use planning and poor location decisions by major employers.We’ve failed to provide enough housing close to jobs while extending development more than 50 miles beyond downtown. The jobs-housing imbalance between east and west chokes the Capital Beltway.     Read on: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/two-roads-to-traffic-relief-for-dc-area/2011/07/06/gIQAGqsq5H_story_1.html...

Monday, 11 July 2011

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Plans for Loudoun-Prince William highway move forward; crossing to Md. under discussion


JACKMAN: PLANS FOR LOUDOUN-PRINCE WILLIAM HIGHWAY MOVE FORWARD The major North-South highway that is being planned for Loudoun and Prince William counties got a public rollout of sorts last week. “Open houses” were held at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn and the Four Points Sheraton in Manassas. There were...

Saturday, 29 December 2012

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Supervisor Matt Letourneau supports tax increase for roads


Look at this item from Supervisor Matt Letourneau's (Dulles district) latest newsletter: Transportation It is blatantly obvious to me that more money must be invested in our road infrastructure.  It is also obvious that Loudoun County isn’t going to get it from the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Therefore, I will be...

Saturday, 29 December 2012

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A dismal future


http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/letters/article/a_dismal_future1213/...

Saturday, 29 December 2012

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Outer Beltway on the fast track in Richmond


Again, public hearings are around the Holidays, giving citizen no chance to get accustomed to the plan and provide feedback about how public money should be spend.    Not enough time fro public input for buidling another development corridor: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!ews/local/Backlash-Against-New-Major-Va--Road-Project-Proposal/184028771     VDOT Info: http://vtrans.orgesources/VDOT_Complete_Meeting_Boards_PDF.pdf   Also, here is a...

Saturday, 29 December 2012

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