Archives: ‘Traffic & Transportation’

Governor McDonnell Announces Decrease In Traffic Deaths

December 30th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that traffic fatalities will reach a record low in 2010, the second consecutive year in which traffic fatalities have reached a record low in Virginia. As of today, there were 715 road deaths reported statewide compared to 750 on this same date last year; a five percent decrease from 2009 and a 40% decrease from a record high of 1026 traffic fatalities in 2007.

Don’t Let Drunk Driving Wreck The New Year Before It Starts

December 29th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

New Year’s Eve is celebrated with reflections on the past year and resolutions for the coming one, both often lubricated with alcohol. But when the party hits the road, New Year’s cheer can turn into tragedy in the time it takes to pop a champagne cork.

Local police are joining hundreds of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region and neighboring states in the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign to combat the issue of drunk driving during this notoriously dangerous time of year.

Virginia And Norfolk Southern Sign Landmark Agreement For Passenger Rail Service

December 20th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia and Norfolk Southern Railway Company have signed a landmark agreement that is an important step toward bringing daily intercity passenger rail service back to Norfolk for the first time since 1977. The round-trip train will link Norfolk with a single-seat ride to Richmond, Washington, D.C., and cities as far north as Boston.

Plans For Potomac Yard Metro Station Move Forward

December 20th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

The Alexandria City Council took the next step necessary to build a Metro Station at Potomac Yard by approving the first Special Services District.

Eye Of The Tiger

December 16th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to sign $58.8 million in Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery grants for the National Capital Region.

Council Approves Traffic Mitigation Improvements Near BRAC-133 Site

December 15th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Traffic & Transportation]

All that Alexandria needs is $13 million to $15 million to pay for the short- and mid-term transportation improvements near the site of the new Washington Headquarters Services facility at Mark Center.

“We don’t have local funds to pay for these very important improvements, and we aren’t likely to get much help from the State, so we need to look for money from the federal government and the adjacent property owners,” said Vice Mayor Kerry Donley at last night’s City Council meeting.

Governor McDonnell Receives Results Of Fourth Transportation Audit

December 14th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell today received the results of the recently completed Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) audit of Virginia’s transportation planning and programming. The audit was initiated last session by Governor McDonnell’s legislation, HB42, sponsored by Delegate Glenn Oder.

Governor McDonnell Releases Multimodal Strategic Plan During Governor’s Transportation Conference In Roanoke

December 8th, 2010 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell released the Multimodal Strategic Plan for the Commonwealth of Virginia today at the Governor’s Transportation Conference in Roanoke. This plan will guide policy making for the Commonwealth’s transportation agencies to achieve a unified vision and goals for multimodal planning in Virginia.

Dulles Toll Road New Rates Go Into Effect On January 1

December 8th, 2010 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Effective January 1, 2011, toll rates on the Dulles Toll Road will increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza to $1.25. Toll rates on the on/off ramps will remain 75 cents.

VDOT Advertises $1.1 Billion In Road Projects In First Six Months Of Fiscal Year 2011

December 6th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

The Virginia Department of Transportation will advertise an estimated $1.1 billion in construction and maintenance projects during the first six months of Fiscal Year 2011.