Highway Traffic Around Northern Virginia Needs Better Solutions Approved By The CTB

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"They (Commonwealth Transportation Board, CTB) are jumping to the conclusion that a major circumferential route on the outer edges of suburbia is the solution to out transportation needs."

Coalition for Smarter Growth

Washington Post

May 19, 2011

Leaving aside the obvious misstatement that a transportation corridor consisting ofmultiple roads and transit services connecting Loudoun and Prince William Counties in Virginia constitutes a "major circumferential" (unless Virginia recently annexed Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland without telling them), consider the following in terms of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) "jumping to the conclusion" in designating a new Northern Virginia North-South Corridor of Statewide Significance --
  • Virginia first identified the need for and significance of better connecting Northern Virginia's outer suburbs circa 1950 and called it the "Western Loop"
  • The Year 2000 Plan prepared in the 1960s by the National Capital Region Planning Council reiterated its importance
  • As did the 1969 Northern Virginia Thoroughfare Plan prepared by the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation
  • And Metropolitan Washington Governments'/Transportation Planning Board's Plans since 1970
  • And re-affirmed by a 1986 Federal Highway Administration Study
  • And a 1988-1990 Joint Maryland-Virginia EIS Study
  • And still again by a 1994-1998 Virginia Major Investment Study
  • And in modeling done in 2004 in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's TransAction 2030 Plan
  • In the 2005 Tri-County Parkway EIS and Location Study
  • And the Bi-County and Tri-County Parkways have been and continue to appear on local master plans.

Virtually all of the above studies documenting the significance of this corridor involved processes of extensive public input and deliberation. To read the CTB resolution on this matter, click here.


Opponents know they don't have to be accurate, just quotable. However-

Facts Are Stubborn Things.

If Basing an Action on 60 Years of Study and Public Input Is "Jumping to a Conclusion,"

Then the Commonwealth Transportation Board is Guilty as Hell.


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Tranportation - always the hotest topic in Northern Virginia.  Good for you to cover it!

May 24, 2011 06:23 AM #1
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Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.

We've helped over 1,000 folks relocate from "out there" into the DC area over 20+ years of doing business.

All of them come with visions of chaos and long commutes on traffic-choked highways.

We focus on folks who move to Woodbridge, VA.

We tell them that the key to beating the traffic is to get onto the HOV commuter lanes, or the VRE train.  

Don't be the Lone Ranger out in the regular traffic lanes... they'll spend 3 hours each day grinding through traffic.

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