Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Virginia

The Mythology of HOT Lanes

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In July Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stood on the platform of a train station in Alexandria to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation had granted $165 million for the Atlantic Gateway project. While this is a multimodal project featuring rail, bus, and highway improvements, it was clearly the latter that most enthused the governor. At one […]

Zig Zag Road Striping Calms Traffic in Virginia

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At 11 points in northern Virginia, the familiar straight dashed lines on the road gives way to a series of zig zags. The unusual markings, the result of a pilot project from the Virginia Department of Transportation, are meant to alert drivers to be cautious where the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail intersects with the road — […]

Will Arlington Streetcar Foes Support BRT Instead?

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Arlington’s streetcar plans are kaput. Photo: Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization News broke yesterday that Arlington, Virginia, is abandoning plans for a 7-mile streetcar along Columbia Pike. Proponents had advanced the streetcar for more than a decade and had secured some $65 million in state support for the $333 million project. But this month’s election delivered […]