Thursday, January 31, 2013
Del. Minchew supports proposal to overhaul how money is allocated in Virginia.
Thursday, January 31
By Destiny Brandon, Capital News Service Northern Virginia would get a bigger share of the state’s highway maintenance funds under legislation being sponsored by Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67). House Bill 1884 would allocate the funds “on the basis of vehicle miles traveled in each highway construction district compared to vehicle miles traveled in the Commonwealth as a whole.” A subcommittee of the House Transportation Committee voted 3-2 in favor of HB 1884. The bill is awaiting a vote by the full committee. The three subcommittee members who favored the measure are all delegates from Northern Virginia, including Del. Randy Minchew (R-10), who represents Leesburg and parts of Ashburn. Tom Rust (R-86) and Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) also pushed …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Study will include area between Point of Rocks and Route 301.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced this week that it plans to examine future travel demand across the Potomac River in the Washington metropolitan area. The study will look at cross-river traffic and movement at existing crossings from Points of Rocks (Route 15 north of Leesburg) in Virginia to Route 301 in Maryland. The work is set to begin in the coming weeks, with completion expected in the spring. VDOT will keep the DC and Maryland departments of transportation informed about the study, which will develop a common set of data from which Virginia, DC and Maryland can discuss approaches to ease congestion and increase multi-modal mobility among the three jurisdictions. The study aims identify problems, not …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
You can find comprehensive travel information via VDOT's 511 service on your phone, the web and now as an app for iOS and Android devices.
Last month, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced that their 511 service is now available for Android phones and tablets and Apple's iPhones and iPads as a free app. The service was previously available via phone calls to the 511 number and on the web at www.511virginia.org. As we all too well know, summertime travel on Virginia roads can be unpredictable. There are of course some known knowns, to paraphrase a former Secretary of Defense, such as I-95 South will be a parking lot every Friday from 2 p.m. onward. But when you encounter stalled traffic on a late evening mid-week as you try to run errands or when you find out too late that there are going to be periodic lane closures on the beltway to accommodate …