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Town Hall Meeting April 3, 2017 at Vienna Fire Department

Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen and Delegate Mark Keam will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Monday April 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  The location is the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St S, Vienna. The meeting agenda … Continue reading

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VDOT Seeks Big I-66 Plan Changes and Towering Ramps over Dunn Loring

After a quiet few months, the Virginia Department of (Road) Transportation is getting ready to unveil some big changes to the I-66 widening venture.   If the plans are adopted, new access ramps (to/from the west, in addition to prior east … Continue reading

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VDOT’s Next Move: Big Rigs and Gasoline Tankers in the Express Lanes

As VDOT unveiled its I-66 “fix” called Transform 66, one key point was repeated over and over by VDOT and its contract engineers and public relations spin: “Transform 66 is about moving people not vehicles.“ In other words, the Express … Continue reading

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Cintra’s Private Toll Road Backed By $430 Million in Federal Funds Goes Bust

Governor McAuliffe (D-Virginia) recently said that Cintra & Co would assume all of the risk for the I-66 widening project.  But is that really the case?   Will there be enough people willing and able to pay the high tolls … Continue reading

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Virginia Chooses Spain’s Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte & Partners for I-66

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-Virginia) and his Department of (Road) Transportation has chosen Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, (Cintra), S.A. of Spain to build the privatized toll lanes on I-66 from I-495 to Prince William County.  Cintra will be joined by … Continue reading

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I-66 Transformation is Another Transportation Mistake

Stuart Whitaker from Transiters wrote a great article that was published in the Washington Post.  He makes the case why the “Transform 66” project is a terrible deal for taxpayers and commuters.  The $2 Billion project is purportedly paid by … Continue reading

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VDoT Requests I-66 Outside Beltway Procurement Comments Thru June 16

The Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project is currently requesting comments on the procurement process, which will affect neighborhood residents, commuters, and taxpayers.  The procurement public comment period ends on June 16. The updated materials from the May 2016 meetings, … Continue reading

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