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


Virginia Transportation Program is Off-Track as Virginia Governor’s Transportation Conference Convenes This Week in Tysons

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The Virginia "Governor's Transportation Conference" convenes in Tysons on December 5th, but we don't expect this conference to address the very real problems with this administration's transportation program.
Status Report: Northern Virginia Bi-County Parkway and North South Corridor of Statewide Significance

Status Report: Northern Virginia Bi-County Parkway and North South Corridor of Statewide Significance

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The General Assembly of Virginia directed the Commonwealth Transportation Board, with assistance from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, to conduct a comprehensive review of transportation needs in corridors of statewide significance and regional networks.
Connaughton's Study is Part of Push for New Potomac Bridges

Connaughton’s Study is Part of Push for New Potomac Bridges

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Today, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Connaughton issued a press release announcing a study of traffic across the Potomac. While seemingly an innocuous study, the Secretary's intention -- based on the news last spring that Governor McDonnell and Secretary Connaughton had been pressing Governor O'Malley and his staff on new Potomac River Bridges -- is certainly to pursue new upriver bridges.

Lest we Forget … State of Virginia is at Fault for High Dulles Tolls

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“The state has failed to provide a fair share toward Dulles Rail from its Transportation Trust Fund, saddling Northern Virginians with nearly the entire cost of Phase 2,” said Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. “Meanwhile, VDOT is channeling state funds to speculative and unnecessary rural highway projects.

Remarks to Fairfax Bike Summit

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I am absolutely inspired by today's event and by the amazing presentations we've seen and heard! Collectively today's speakers have covered a wide range of issues including "complete streets," bike-sharing, Safe Routes to School, and transforming the suburbs. This summit has highlighted...