Stopping Sprawl and Highway Projects – Latest Happenings

Community Meeting on the Proposed Outer Beltway

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Join Us for a Community Meeting VDOT has been moving ahead with plans to build a new “Outer Beltway” — an expensive road project that would cut through Loudoun and Prince William (east of Rt. 15, but west of Rt. 28). The road would open up new land to development,

Building a bypass

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Outer Beltway, North-South Corridor, Tri-County Parkway, Bi-County Parkway, Corridor of Statewide Significance. It’s been called many things in the 30 years since Virginia’s leaders first recognized the need for a bypass linking Interstate 95 in eastern Prince William to U.S. 50 near Dulles Airport in Sterling. Today, it’s inching closer
Pageland Lane residents see renewal of old fight against Bi-County Parkway in Pr. William

Pageland Lane residents see renewal of old fight against Bi-County Parkway in Pr. William

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Page Snyder, a longtime resident of Pageland Lane across from the Manassas Battlefield, points to where a proposed four-lane highway would cut through swaths of historic rural farmland. (Jeremy Borden - The Washington Post) Legendary activist Annie Snyder, before she died in 2002, told her daughter that a road she

Senate Vote Passes $880 Million Highway Reform

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The state Senate has passed the first long-term reform to Virginia's floundering 27-year-old system for funding repairs and upkeep of its 58,000-mile network of highways. The 25-15 vote sends to Gov. Bob McDonnell what would be the defining policy legacy in the fourth and final year of the single, non-renewable

Why the Transportation Bill is Bad Public Policy and a Bad Deal for Virginia

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VIRGINIA - "Look beyond the deal specifics and look at the real implications of the announced deal on HB2313, and you'll see a bill that represents bad fiscal policy and bad transportation policy," said Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. "It's a bad deal for Virginia. Without reforming VDOT spending the statewide component of the funding will be wasted, and all Virginians will have to pay for this waste. On the same day that the conference committee announced a deal proposing about $850 million per year in additional transportation funding, we learned that VDOT is wasting yet more of the $3 billion in funds approved by the General Assembly in 2011," said Chris Miller, President of the Piedmont Environmental Council. "Yesterday, in a presentation to the Commonwealth Transportation Board, VDOT said it would allocate $869 million in borrowed federal funds to Route 460 and the Coalfields Expressway, two of the most wasteful projects to ever be proposed in Virginia. Then there is the $1.25 billion or so they propose to waste on the Charlottesville Bypass and the NoVA Outer Beltway. "