Author Archives: Fernando

Transurban Seeking Federal TIFIA Loan Bailout With No Relief to Taxpayers?

One of the key tenants provided by Virginia for the Commonwealth’s 50 to 73 year long Public-Private Partnership (P3) tolling contracts with private companies has been the private partner assumes the financial risk, not the taxpayers. Suddenly Transurban is signaling … Continue reading

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Nutley Street I-66 Interchange Design Meeting, June 5, 2019

FAM Construction and I-66 Express Mobility Partners (CINTRA/MERIDIAM) is proposing a new design at Nutley Street to save them money and modify the impacts near the Vienna Metro Station.  You can learn more about this design proposal at their public … Continue reading

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Flashback: 30 Years Ago A Car Fell from Cedar Lane in Front of Metro Train on I-66

As the “Transform 66” project is planning to replace many bridges across I-66, it is worth remembering a heart stopping incident that happened 30 years ago this week.  A driver somehow lost control on Cedar Lane, jumped over the sidewalk … Continue reading

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Is Your Land Being Taken for I-66? EMP/ FAM Must Pay VDOT $50,000 for Eminent Domain Takings

If VDOT Contractors I-66 Express Mobility Partners LLC / FAM Construction LLC / Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. is taking your land for the I-66 Transformation, you should be aware of a key clause in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s contract with … Continue reading

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Flashback 10 Years: HOT Lane Promises & Impacts

Ten years ago, in the summer of 2008, construction was just ramping up for the Virginia I-495 HOT Lane project. Looking back at the issues then, what has changed in 2018 as the I-66 HOT Lane project ramps up?  The … Continue reading

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