Monthly Archives: April 2015

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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Drivers Encounter Slower Travel in “Express Lanes”

WASHINGTON — When drivers in Northern Virginia decide to use the I-95 Express Lanes, most are willing to pay a toll in exchange for a smooth trip and free-flowing traffic. But some of these drivers have encountered the opposite — … Continue reading

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Letter Writing BBQ/Block Party – This Sunday April 12, 2015 12-3 PM

The Virginia General Assembly will be reconvening on April 15, so now is the perfect time to make sure that all our elected officials start getting letters from our community pushing for VDOT to Transform 66 within the existing right-of-way. … Continue reading

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Private Land and StormWater Management Facilities

The proposed I-66 Transformation requires a lot of land taking from private owners.  In the United States, the taking of private land by the government (or on behalf of government) is called eminent domain.  Fortunately, the Fifth Amendment of the … Continue reading

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Atlanta’s Cautionary Tale of HOT Lanes

Toll Express Lanes have been popping up in freeway medians around the country, in places like Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Miami, Houston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, and of course Northern Virginia.  Other projects are underway or planned in … Continue reading

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