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Stenwood Elem. Meeting on I-66 Expansion Consuming School Grounds on June 16

On Tuesday June 16 at 6:30 pm, the Stenwood Elementary School PTA is hosting a meeting on I-66 impacts to this school.  In addition to the greater community damage and neighborhood impacts, this elementary school and its students would lose … Continue reading

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Community Unites, Comments, and Barbecues for I-66 Transformation Concerns

We had a great turnout for commenting and barbecuing!  Many of us wrote comments for VDOT’s I-66 project plans and environmental assessment, while younger folks enjoyed a moon bounce and activities.  Thanks to all who participated, enjoyed good food, and … Continue reading

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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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