Controversial I-66 ramp changes advance—with assurances of more public consultation

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The Transportation Planning Board met on Wednesday, April 19, and took action on several items, including a proclamation of this year’s regional Bike to Work Day event and selecting several bicycle and pedestrian projects in Northern Virginia to receive federal funding. Much of the meeting was spent discussing a new ramp configuration proposed by VDOT…

A million more people will live in the region by 2040. How will they all get around?

Adding more than a million people to the region and its transportation system is a potentially very disruptive prospect. Roadway congestion and transit crowding are already challenges for many travelers, and maintenance backlogs for both systems mean conditions could get worse. But the region’s latest Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) envisions nearly $244 billion in new…