Virginia

Northern Virginia is an economic engine and with smart investments in walkable, inclusive, transit-oriented communities, the region can continue to thrive while reducing traffic and saving open space.

That’s why we support transit communities, revitalization of aging commercial corridors, and transit investments in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, and Prince William.

Yet, some still push for a return to 1950s-style development and an outer beltway that will gobble-up farms and forests, and divert resources from existing transportation needs. That’s why we must also fight for reform in transportation policies at the state level and encourage smart growth policies statewide.

Latest Happenings


Let’s get West Falls Church over the finish line!

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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!
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Jan 20, CSG & NVTC Webinar: "What's up with the bus in Northern Virginia?"

Jan 20, CSG & NVTC Webinar: “What’s up with the bus in Northern Virginia?”

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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.
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CSG & NVTC Webinar: "What's up with the bus in NoVa?"

CSG & NVTC Webinar: “What’s up with the bus in NoVa?”

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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!
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COMMENTS: Proposed NVTC 2023-24 Work Plan

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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. 
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CSG in the News: Billions Have Been Spent Trying to Solve NoVA’s Traffic Problem — Is it Enough?

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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.
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