Category Archives: In the News

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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Va Transportation Secretary: Changing I-66 Trail Will Threaten Entire I-66 Transformation Widening Project

Bike and trail advocacy groups have recently been pushing VDOT to move the planned trail along the widened I-66 outside the noise barrier in the eastern 5 miles of the Outside the Beltway project.  VDOT states that moving the trail … 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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Ready for Cintra in Virginia?

The Virginia Department of Transportation is handing over the keys for Interstate 66 to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of Cintra and Ferrovial of Spain, among other firms.  So how is Cintra doing in their other United States ventures? … Continue reading

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VDOT Scraps Plan for Flyover Ramp at Dunn Loring Metro Station

The announcement last month that the state is officially cancelling the ill-conceived plan to build a bridge structure over Dunn Loring Metro station is certainly good news.  It is an example of what citizens can accomplish when they get involved.  … Continue reading

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Virginia Scraps Bridge Plans Over Dunn Loring

Today on WTOP radio’s “Ask the Governor” Program, Governor McAuliffe announced that VDOT’s planned bridge over the entire Dunn Loring Metro station and Gallows Road would be removed from their Transform 66 plans. This is a significant victory and demonstrates … 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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