Category Archives: Transportation Planning

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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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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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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TPB Accepting Comments for I-66 Outside the Beltway for Air Quality Testing

The Metropolitan Washington Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is considering air quality conformity testing that will support adding I-66 Corridor Improvements Outside the Beltway to their Financially Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP).  The project needs to be added to the CLRP … Continue reading

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Transurban Ready to March North to DC

A private toll company is about to get a huge holiday present from Virginia taxpayers, who will again be forced to pay tolls to use the highway they already built and paid for.  Why is Virginia about to give away … Continue reading

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VDOT Shows its Preferred Plan for I-66 HOT lanes

The Virginia Department of (Road) Transportation has indicated what plan it prefers for the I-66 Express Lanes project.  Although VDOT had indicated it will shorten the project, the reduction will take place at the western end of the project. The … Continue reading

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