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


Testimony: WMATA Board re FY25 Budget (VA)

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We urge our elected leaders to do more to reduce and even close the entire gap. We all know that failure to close the entire gap will still mean some service cuts, fare hikes, impact on the workforce, and delays in the capital program. It is disappointing that a state statute has imposed a 50/50 requirement for splitting Virginia’s share of WMATA funding, and that the state is only being asked this year to provide $65 million.

Comments on draft Priority Climate Action Plan (CPRG PCAP)

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Please consider these comments on DEQ’s draft Priority Climate Action Plan and recommendations for the agency’s follow-on Comprehensive Climate Action Plan.

Hear the latest updates on the Richmond Highway BRT

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Fairfax County is holding an open house this Wednesday to provide the latest updates on its Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. County staff will provide a recap of project decisions and milestones, and be on hand to answer your questions. 
Take Action: Weigh in on these key issues at the VA General Assembly

Take Action: Weigh in on these key issues at the VA General Assembly

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The Virginia General Assembly is speeding through its 60-day session, and your legislators want to hear from you! Here’s info on key issues and how to reach your legislators.

Joint Comments: TopGolf Site (Fairfax, Support)

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Please accept these comments on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, South County Task Force, Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Nature Forward, and YIMBYs of NOVA. We write to express our support for the proposed redevelopment of the Top Golf site in Kingstowne and urge you to vote in favor of the plan amendment (PA-2015-IV-RH1).