Monthly Archives: April 2015

Commonwealth Transportation Board Visits Northern Virginia

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) came to Fairfax on April 28, and Transform 66 Wisely was there. This CTB public hearing was an overview of the Commonwealth’s “Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP),” which is an outline of transportation project spending.  The … Continue reading

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Fairfax Board of Supervisors Hear Citizens’ Concerns

On Tuesday, April 28 six citizens from Fairfax County spoke to the Fairfax Board of Supervisors on I-66 widening impacts.  VDOT’s widening plan threatens to take many homes away, and pave over the area with a state road plan in … Continue reading

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Two Meetings for I-66 Input on April 28

On Tuesday, April 28,  several community members will be speaking on I-66 Impacts at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting, from 5:00-5:30pm. This meeting will take place at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Immediately following … Continue reading

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Virginians Question I-66 Transformation Plans

The Washington Post has a column on more of the I-66 impacts on residents and drivers. “The state of Virginia has different plans for adding high-occupancy toll lanes to Interstate 66 inside and outside the Capital Beltway. But this much … Continue reading

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Tap the Brakes on Express Lanes?

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock made some excellent points in his column this week, a portion of which is quoted below.  With Virginia on the verge of finalizing a “megaproject” to put out to bid, should a lot more attention … Continue reading

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‘Lexus lanes’ for I-66 will leave most people still stuck in traffic

A reader of the Washington Post from Burke, VA wrote an excellent letter to the editor.   One thing we’d like to point out is that the funding picture is even worse than what the writer states.  VDOTs own plans [pdf] … Continue reading

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Who is Overseeing the Virginia Department of Transportation??

At Transform 66 Wisely, we would like to believe that our Commonwealth is acting honestly and competently.  The public response out of Richmond today is deeply troubling, because it directly contradicts what VDOT has been publicly telling Virginia residents about … Continue reading

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Congressmen Send Bipartisan I-66 Concerns Letter to Virginia

Since VDOT unveiled the “I-66 Transformation” in the midst of a frigid winter’s night, Transform 66 Wisely has been among those who have meeting with our local, state and federal officials.  We have voiced our concerns about the impacts and … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Transurban

Virginia Express Lane operator Transurban may be having a bad month.  First, they had big problems over in Fairfax County Circuit Court last week, where a Virginia Express Lanes customer had $2200 of fees and penalties over a paid $12 … Continue reading

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Residents near I-66 wary of expansion plan

On Wednesday, two members of Transform 66 Wisely spoke to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). We spoke to share our concerns about the I-66 Transformation project and its true effects on residents and I-66 commuters. The Washington … Continue reading

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