Alliance Calls on Regional Planners
to Identify Regional Priorities
The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance often decries that the nation’s second most congested region lacks well-defined transportation priorities.
Today, the Alliance repeated its longstanding challenge to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) to create a regional transportation plan that identifies and advances the region’s most important transportation priorities.
“If an entity called the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is not the logical venue for a truly regional look at what’s most important to interconnect our region transportation-wise, what is?,” the Alliance asked.Citing proposed recommendations that the TPB appoint a task force to determine the feasibility of establishing regional priorities and develop a list of prospective projects from previously adopted plans, the Alliance said, “Of course it’s feasible to develop priorities and include new projects not currently under consideration.”
“If this organization can spend a decade and millions of dollars studying new land use scenarios that aren’t even remotely feasible and achievable, it certainly can develop a priority plan that considers new options such as multi-modal, regional parkways and Potomac River crossings that are technically and economically achievable within a decade.”
The National TPB’s Citizens Advisory Committee also has recently called for the preparation of such a plan.
The TPB is now taking this matter under advisement.
To read the complete text of the Alliance’s statement, click here.
Lack of Political Will Is the Real Gridlock
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on a Daily Basis
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