Category Archives: Government Policy

Cintra and I-66 Partners Secure $1.2B Federal Subsidized Loan

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-Virginia) proudly announced this week that I-66 Express Mobility Partners has obtained a $1.2 Billion federal subsidized TIFIA* loan to widen I-66. Although the I-66 widening project west of the capital beltway is publicized as using toll … Continue reading

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Arlington Seeks I-66 Outside the Beltway Funds for East Falls Church Improvements Inside the Beltway

In a few months, VDOT will turn the switch on its new tolls of I-66 Inside the Beltway.  Commuters at rush hour in the peak direction on all lanes of I-66 can pay a toll  without 2 people in the … Continue reading

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VDOT I-66 June 2017 Plan Comments Due 6/30

Earlier in June 2017, VDOT unveiled revised plans for I-66 at several public meetings.  These plans include significant changes to the designs at Nutley Street, Vienna and Dunn Loring/Merrifield.  The changes also include a grade elevation increase for I-66 at … Continue reading

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Express Lanes are a Traffic Solution?

A common refrain that we hear is that we need to build Express Lanes to “solve” congestion issues.  Sounds great!  While listening to planning presentations, traffic “studies,” contractor models, and official meetings, we hear about how much of an improvement … Continue reading

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I-66 Express Lanes Hit Speed Bump Over Design Changes (WTOP)

From WTOP radio: WASHINGTON — A portion of the Interstate 66 express lanes project has been temporarily delayed because of strong opposition from neighbors worried about noise, pollution and the design. The region’s Transportation Planning Board took the unusual step … Continue reading

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VDOT’s Planned New Bridge Over Gallows Road

What will the new bridge look like that VDOT & its Concessionaire (I-66 Express Mobility Partners) have been planning for us since last year?  The tall bridge will pass over the Dunn Loring Metro station entrance and Gallows Road.  Imagine … Continue reading

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VDOT Promises I-64 HOT Lane Users the Consumer Protections that Northern Virginia Will Never Have

The Virginia Department of Transportation likes High Occupancy Toll or HOT (Express Lanes) so much, that plans are underway to add them to I-64 in the Norfolk area later this year. But there will be a key difference between I-64 … Continue reading

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