Category Archives: Government Policy

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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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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Reminder, TONIGHT: Linda Smyth’s I-66 Preview Meeting Monday 5/16 at Providence Community Center

Pre-Hearing Briefing on I-66 Outside the Beltway Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7 pm Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031- Multipurpose Room Before the I-66 Public Hearing on May 23, 2016, Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, with representatives … Continue reading

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The Cities Doubling Down on Highways

Kimberly writes us to mention an excellent article in The Atlantic, “The Cities Doubling Down on Highways.  Physically expanding roads doesn’t cure congestion. So why are places like Arkansas spending millions to do just that? The real answer is similar … Continue reading

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