Tonight, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) will vote on a proposed $75 billion transportation plan for the region. The “TransAction” plan provides a laundry list of projects through the year 2045 from which the agency can pick and choose for funding decisions.
Category: Press Releases
RELEASE: Rock Creek Park Advocates Charge New Road Plan Is “Not Good Enough”
Recreation and conservation advocates today sharply admonished the National Park Service (NPS) for deciding to allow commuting auto traffic on upper Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park for nine months out of the year.
RELEASE: Groups challenge bloated $75.7B NOVA transportation plan
Officials release bloated $75.7B transportation plan for NoVA is unlikely to “solve congestion”. Needed – a new approach: A plan that improves access to opportunity, reduces driving, saves families money, and fights climate change.
RELEASE re SGA’s Dangerous by Design report
“The Coalition for Smarter Growth urges every official in the DC region, Maryland, and Virginia, to read this report and to make safety for pedestrians and bicyclists on our streets a top priority,” said Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director.
RELEASE: CSG and Sierra Club Hail Historic Vote at the DC region’s Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
TPB members, led by Maryland jurisdictions and DC, adopted a resolution to slash climate pollution from cars and trucks by 50% by 2030 and identified strategies to pursue towards that goal.
MEDIA ADVISORY: CASA & Coalition for Smarter Growth Launch Report Detailing Perils Pedestrians Face in Bailey’s Crossroads
Immigrant advocacy organization CASA and the Coalition for Smarter Growth will host a press conference to unveil important findings collected as part of the Bailey’s Crossroads street safety campaign, focused on making Route 7 safer for people walking, biking and using transit.
MetroNow Statement on Leadership Changes at WMATA and Operator Recertification Lapses
MetroNow released the following statement on the WMATA operator recertification lapses and leadership changes at WMATA
MEDIA ADVISORY: Residents to Host Major Action for Affordable Housing at Chevy Chase Library
Community members call on County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council to to use public land for maximum public good
RELEASE: On the Wrong Road in Northern Virginia
“What our ‘On the Wrong Road’ report shows is that the NVTAuthority needs to take a new direction this year. Northern Virginians want to drive less, not more, and based on regional surveys, they also want their leaders to address climate change,” said Stewart Schwartz, CSG Executive Director.
RELEASE: Statement by CSG Executive Director Stewart Schwartz on Gas Prices and Suspension of the Gas Tax
Better, lasting solutions are needed including more sustainable community designs to end our oil dependency