We commend Arlington’s long record as a trailblazer in smart growth, record of careful analysis, and extensive public consultation they’ve undertaken as part of the Missing Middle Study. CSG writes to convey our support for the proposed expansion of housing options and provide feedback on the different options.
Comments from Fairfax Healthy Communities Network on SSPA nominations
The above named organizations, as part of the Fairfax Healthy Communities Network, are providing the comments below on the current Site-Specific Comprehensive Plan Amendment (SSPA) nominations.
CSG in the News: Loudoun County Breaks Ground On A New “Missing Link” Road
Schwartz says officials appear to be building an outer beltway link by link rather than drawing attention to it by calling it an outer beltway. “They’ve condemned Northern Virginia into a ceaseless cycle of road building. It is not enhancing the quality of life.”
Let’s get West Falls Church over the finish line!
Plans to transform the West Falls Church Metro Station area into a walkable, transit-oriented community are heading into the final and crucial rezoning phase and we need your help showing support. With some community members still fighting this well-designed new community, your voice matters!
Jan 20, CSG & NVTC Webinar: “What’s up with the bus in Northern Virginia?”
Thank you to all who could join us last week for our virtual webinar on bus improvements in Northern Virginia! We had a great turnout and an informative discussion.
If you weren’t able to join us, we encourage you to check out the event recording and presentation materials. We heard from representatives from Alexandria’s DASH bus, Fairfax Connector, Metro, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
CSG & NVTC Webinar: “What’s up with the bus in NoVa?”
Have you heard about the amazing success of the new Alexandria DASH bus network and free fares? Did you know bus rapid transit is being planned for Route 1 and Route 7 in Fairfax, or that many Fairfax bus routes have been updated? Did you know that regional officials are planning a more coordinated, frequent, and reliable Metrobus and local bus network? Join us this Friday to learn all about it!
COMMENTS: Proposed NVTC 2023-24 Work Plan
The Coalition for Smarter Growth appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on NVTC’s proposed 2023-2024 Work Plan. As an organization that promotes walkable, inclusive transit-friendly communities as the most sustainable and equitable way for the region to grow and prosper, we appreciate the important work of NVTC in providing the funding and transit services to support sustainable, transit-oriented communities.
CSG in the News: Billions Have Been Spent Trying to Solve NoVA’s Traffic Problem — Is it Enough?
While we’re seeing some progress, CSG’s Schwartz says federal and state funding programs still have a strong bias toward road expansion over transit spending.
RELEASE: TransAction Vote
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.
TESTIMONY: Supporting the Proposed Photo Speed Monitoring Devices Code Amendment
CSG strongly supports the proposed photo speed monitoring code amendment and urges your approval and timely implementation of the program.