Tag Archives: Virginia

Transportation

TLC Webinar Highlights Surburban Approaches to Transportation Demand Management

The City of Falls Church wants to capitalize on its proximity to Metro by attracting more residential and commercial development along Washington Street, one of the city’s two main commercial corridors. But much of the thoroughfare lies beyond the quarter-mile …

Transportation

Spring “Street Smart” Campaign to Kick Off Apr. 17 in Woodbridge, VA

Warmer weather and longer days bring more Washington area residents out on foot and bicycles, whether for their daily commute, to run errands, or for exercise or recreation.

When that happens, the risk of deadly collisions between automobiles, pedestrians, and …

Land Use, Transportation

Stat of the Week: 80,686,000 sq ft

If you’ve seen the skyline of the new Metro tracks along the Silver Line in Northern Virginia, the cranes over the 14th Street Corridor in the District of Columbia, or heard of the new development going on at Largo …

Coalition Work, Public Safety, Transportation

Q&A: Melissa Peacor, Prince William County Executive

Melissa S. Peacor is the County Executive of Prince William County, Virginia. She has worked for Prince William County since 1985 following jobs with the Seattle, Wash., Economic Development Office and the City of Glendale, Ariz., Strategic Planning Office. Peacor

Health

Stat of the Week: 134 Clinics

At last week’s Board of Director’s meeting, the Council of Governments unveiled its Regional Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Directorya guide to providers of mental health services in the Washington Region. At 134 different resource centers, from …

Climate & Energy, Energy, Environment

Stat of the Week: 177 Million Square Feet

With 177 million gross square feet of LEED certified buildings spread across three states and over 700 buildings, metropolitan Washington is easily very green.  The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are in the US Green Building Council’s top 10 …

Transportation

Growth in Freight, Passenger, and Commuter Rail Dependent on the Future of the Long Bridge

The region’s ability to accommodate anticipated growth in freight, passenger, and commuter rail traffic in coming decades will depend in large part on the future of the region’s only Potomac River freight rail crossing — a 2,500-foot span between the …

Transportation

Maryland and Virginia Using New Transportation Revenues to Accelerate Projects

Earlier this year, the state legislatures in Maryland and Virginia each approved measures that would raise upwards of $800 million a year in new revenue for transportation, the first statutory increases in two decades or more.

Now, just weeks after …

Transportation

Surveys Show Transportation Behavior Varies Widely Across Region

The results of a series of in-depth travel surveys released by the Transportation Planning Board in March highlight key differences in how people live and travel in higher-density areas with greater proximity to transit compared to those with lower densities …

Transportation

Updates to Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan Reflect Public Input

The annual process of updating the region’s constrained long-range transportation plan, or CLRP, started last October when the Transportation Planning Board called on state, local, and regional transportation agencies to submit their proposed additions and changes.

Now, following a period …

Transportation

Regional Officials on Virginia Transportation Deal: Compromise is Better than Inaction

The Virginia General Assembly came to a deal this weekend to reform transportation funding for the state. The bill will give local jurisdictions the chance to raise and allocate new local funds while also increasing the Commonwealth’s total support for …

Transportation

Region’s Transportation Planning Board Urges State Leaders to Increase Transportation Funding

Note: We discussed the TPB’s action supporting increased transportation investment in metropolitan Washington in December – the post below provides a more in-depth analysis of the letter and the proposed solutions.

In a December letter to state leaders, the …

Land Use

Activity Centers: Where Metropolitan Washington is Growing

Regional leaders voted today to approve an updated set of Activity Centers for metropolitan Washington.* These 141 Centers include existing urban centers, traditional towns, transit hubs, as well as areas expecting future growth.

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Transportation

Local leaders call for end to region’s transportation funding deficit

At their December meeting, members of the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) called on state leaders to step up to the plate and end the ongoing transportation funding deficit in metropolitan Washington.

“Our local governments have done their share,” said Kerry …

Traffic and transit congestion to worsen without changes in funding, policy

As we noted last week, new TPB analysis shows that metro Washington’s already major traffic and transit congestion will continue to worsen without greater investment in transportation infrastructure and changes in land use policy throughout the region. The following post