Monthly Archives: May 2015

WAMU Public Radio Examines Effects of I-66 Plans on Transit Oriented Communities

From  Martin Di Caro at WAMU Radio, Washington DC: “Residents along Stenhouse Place in Dunn Loring, Virginia, did not buy their modest homes in a pretty cul-de-sac so they could be close to Interstate 66, its sound wall visible through … Continue reading

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Citizens Speak Up to Officials and Media on I-66 Transformation Harmful Impacts

It’s been a busy 24 hours to Transform 66 Wisely.  Member organizations have been speaking at Fairfax County meetings, to the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.  In addition, local residents have met with top … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Transportation Board Softening Stance on Public-Private Partnership for I-66?

The following press release was issued by VDOT today, as the Commonwealth Transportation Board began a two day workshop/meeting at the Sheraton Tysons Corner. Secretary Layne states that he is requesting additional reviews on whether a Public-Private Partnership is their … Continue reading

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Transform 66 Wisely Produces Video on I-66 Expansion Community Effects

Transform 66 Wisely has produced a new video on VDOT’s planned I-66 expansion and its devastating effects on local communities and residents. (Click on the lower right button of the video to view in full screen.)

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Two Women Launch Website Targeting Express Lane Fines

From WTOP: FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Two Northern Virginia women profiled on WTOP have come together to launch a new website to protest the fines and penalties on the Express Lanes. In some cases, the fines can be thousands of dollars. … Continue reading

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Communities to Governor McAuliffe: Don’t Destroy Homes to Build Privatized I-66 Express Lanes

Local communities have banded together to write a joint op-ed and open letter to Governor McAuliffe about the misguided plans to destroy communities to favor long commutes on a privatized roadway. Continue reading

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Monday: Providence District I-66 Community Meeting @ Oakton HS

Monday: Providence District I-66 Community Meeting        Hosted by Supervisor Smyth Don’t Miss!!  Supervisor Smyth has been working with our local communities on I-66 concerns and will hold a special meeting in advance of VDOT’s Environmental Hearings.  This will … Continue reading

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Another Vienna Resident Raises Concerns with VDOT’s I-66 “Transformation”

Dear Dr. Gridlock: “Virginia’s own studies show that I-66 would have to widen to nine lanes in each direction to solve the congestion problem: Transit is the only option. A rapid bus system is overdue to connect the Orange Line … Continue reading

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Microtransit is Changing Urban Mobility

Are regional planners fixated on individual cars on highways as their preferred transportation mode?  Perhaps the familiar path–cars, lanes, and tolls–is the simplest or easiest mode for government agencies to recommend, but new (and not-so-new) models have been emerging as … Continue reading

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Attention I-66 Commuters: Orange Line Extension is Not in the Cards!

If you live in the I-66 corridor and were hoping that the Orange Line will be extended any day, it will not happen unless you start demanding it from your County and State government officials. This is what I have … Continue reading

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