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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

Fairfax supervisor to lead regional transit body for 2023

Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik (Providence) will succeed Alexandria City Council member Canek Aguirre as chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) for 2023. Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti will serve as vice chair, and Falls Church...

Panel may consider turning all bus service over to N.Va. localities

Even a cursory examination of newspaper archives reveals that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) often has been a financial and operational basket case almost since its inception a half-century ago. But would devolving bus service entirely to localities...

‘Transit dashboard’ will provide more access to regional data

Community leaders and those who just have an interest soon will have a one-stop shop from which to access a host of transit-related data across the region. The “NoVaTransit Data Dashboard” is slated to be unveiled Dec. 16 online by...

Region hoping federal cash will boost Route 7 bus-rapid-transit

Regional transportation officials may turn to Uncle Sugar – er, Uncle Sam – to help defray some of the cost of modernizing transit service along Route 7 from Tysons to Alexandria. The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission has added federal funding...

Localities can queue up for regional transportation cash

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission expects between $45 million and $48 million to be available for the next round of I-395/95 Commuter Choice grant funding. That’s up from recent years, where the typical grant-funding cycle has offered about $30 million...

Outreach effort set for planned Route 7 bus-service upgrade

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission has announced plans for public-outreach efforts in conjunction with the proposed “Envision 7” bus-rapid-transit network in the Route 7 corridor. A public meeting on the proposal has been set for Oct. 11 at 7 p.m....

Update: Vienna trail-to-Metro project added to regional-funding mix

A $2.2 million project connecting local trails to the Vienna Metro station is among the projects slated for June 2 approval by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission board of directors in its latest round of “Commuter Choice” funding in...

Regional funding to boost trail network around Vienna Metro

A $2.2 million project connecting local trails to the Vienna Metro station is among the projects slated for June 2 approval by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission board of directors in its latest round of “Commuter Choice” funding in...

Transportation body wants renewed emphasis on Rosslyn tunnel

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is pressing leadership of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority not to forget about congestion at the Rosslyn tunnel. In a May 6 letter to (outgoing) Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld, NVTC chair Carek...

Route 7 bus-rapid-transit plan takes another step forward

Plans to create a bus-rapid-transit, or BRT, line using Route 7 to connect Tysons to Alexandria continue to move forward, with the next installment to hire a consultant that will guide the next phases of the project. The Northern Virginia...
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