The State of NoVa: Traffic


Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Extend Metro to Centreville, Woodbridge and Ft. Belvoir? Connolly and Moran put idea on table

Reps. Connolly and Moran want transit in projected growth areas

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Centreville, Woodbridge, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Traffic | Tags:  Metro, Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Centreville, Va., Fort Belvoir, Va., Woodbridge, Va.

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 03/04/2013

VDOT announces $34 million tech upgrade for I-66, but is that really going to help? Maybe, kinda.

More signs, more sensors, more cameras. But not more lanes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:12 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County | Tags:  Interstate 66, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Fairfax senator’s ‘asinine’ bill to protect cyclists from ‘dooring’ passes Va. Senate easily

Singled out for criticism, bill actually brings Va. in line with most states.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Traffic | Tags:  dooring, cycling, Sen. Chap Petersen

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Plans for Loudoun-Prince William highway move forward; crossing to Md. under discussion

Public meetings held, study of crossing into Maryland begins

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Prince William County, Traffic, Development | Tags:  Loudoun-Prince William Highway, Northern Virgnia North-South Corridor, Loudoun County, Prince Wiliam County, Ashburn, Dumfries

Posted at 05:21 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Cyclists crossing Chain Bridge in McLean say it’s treacherous with traffic, but they’ll keep pedaling

Tight traffic, impatient drivers are a challenge to bike commuters

By Donna Peterson  |  05:21 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Traffic | Tags:  Commuting, Dorien Van Herpen, Willem Janssen, Mclean, Chain Bridge, Cycling

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Here come the Beltway HOT Lanes — you ready?

Virginia’s grand experiment in easing traffic through free market tolls.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Fairfax County | Tags:  Hot lanes, 495 Express Lanes, traffic

Posted at 03:34 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Take a look around: Political signs have vanished from Fairfax County roads and medians

After a law change, a look at area roads shows candidates seem to be voluntarily complying.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:34 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Traffic | Tags:  Political signs, Pat Herrity, Fairfax County, David Albo

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Alexandria, Arlington rated among worst drivers in U.S. in Allstate study (D.C. was tops)

Allstate analyzed the number of collision claims per capita, but their list is almost certainly flawed.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Arlington County, Traffic | Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Allstate best drivers survey

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Dulles Greenway’s tolls inspire ‘Highway Robbery’ protest song by Angela Petry

West Virginian Angela Petry expresses the agony of all who must pay $5.55 each way.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Loudoun County | Tags:  Angela Petry, Dulles Greenway

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The Tri-County Parkway is looking like a done deal for Loudoun, Prince William counties

The major north-south highway will skirt the western edge of the Manassas battlefield.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Development, Manassas, Prince William County, Loudoun County | Tags:  Tri-County Parkway, Bi-County Parkway, Sean Connaughton, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Manassas battlefield

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Why change the numbers of the Fairfax, Prince William and Franconia parkways? Here’s why

Three popular Northern Virginia roads are getting new numbers, even as their names remain.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Prince William County, Traffic | Tags:  Fairfax County Parkway, Prince William Parkway, Franconia-Springfield Parkway

Posted at 05:04 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Loudoun-Prince William Highway is not the ‘Outer Beltway,’ but it’s a big, controversial road

Both counties are planning for a major north-south roadway, though some say resources should be spent on east-west travel.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Loudoun County, Development, Traffic | Tags:  Loudoun County, Prince William County, Loudoun-Prince William Highway

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Herndon council decides against Dranesville Road roundabout

It took four and a half hours of traffic facts, engineering analysis and school bus information to sway the Herndon town council away from a roundabout and instead toward new medians.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Traffic | Tags:  Dranesville Road roundabout, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Herndon traffic roundabout causes an uproar

The town approved a traffic device for a major thoroughfare without a public hearing. The neighbors protested, and now the town council will hold a public vote Tuesday.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Traffic | Tags:  Dranesville Road roundabout, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

I-66 merge to Beltway no longer a dance with death

Starting Saturday, drivers heading east on I-66 to the northbound Beltway will no longer be dumped into the left lane of high speed traffic at one of the region’s busiest interchanges. Whew.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, NoVa | Tags:  I-66, Capital Beltway, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

VDOT mangles spelling of Sycamore Street on I-66

A new third lane opened up on I-66 between Sycamore Street and Fairfax Drive, and a new sign for the Sycamore exit in Falls Church is gonna need a little work. Green-out?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Falls Church | Tags:  misspelled signs, I-66, Virginia

Posted at 10:21 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Army on BRAC: “Traffic? We’ve got this Plan, see...”

When the Army decided to build a new office for 6,400 people in Alexandria, it also came up with a Transportation Plan. And a look at The Plan reveals it was really, uh, not so good.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:21 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Traffic | Tags:  BRAC, Mark Center, Virginia

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 10/04/2011

The sad, terrible death of Exit 49C on the Beltway

The Beltway/I-66 interchange was bearable because there were two northbound exits. Now there’s one. Do the traffic gods hate us?

By Tom Jackman  |  10:19 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Fairfax County | Tags:  Interstate 66, Capital Beltway, Virginia

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Arlington, Fairfax bringing streetcars back to life

As part of its redevelopment of Columbia Pike, Arlington and Fairfax counties hope to launch a 4.7-mile streetcar route from Baileys Crossroads to Pentagon City, then expand to Crystal City and beyond.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, Development, Traffic | Tags:  Streetcars, Virginia

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/10/2011

BRAC: Alexandria’s four-letter word for ‘carmageddon’?

This week, the first of the 6,400 new full-time Defense Department employees began moving into the BRAC building near Seminary Road. Many, many questions remain about how this will not turn into “carmageddon.”

By Tom Jackman  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Traffic | Tags:  BRAC, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Fairfax’s Gum Springs residents fear traffic onslaught

In the historically black neighborhood just east of Route 1, the approval of a big expansion for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital raises fears that traffic will overrun the area.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Traffic, Hybla Valley | Tags:  Gum Springs, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Woodbridge commuter lot closes, but handy map found

A Woodbridge church parking lot, intended to fill the need after 750 commuter parking spots vanished from Potomac Mills, is not being used and is also closing.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Traffic | Tags:  Commuting, Virginia

Posted at 04:25 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Traffic update: Loudoun pulling out of Metro? An Outer Beltway?

Loudoun is considering pulling its funding from Metro, talk of The Outer Beltway is raising its head, and other new NoVa transportation news.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:25 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Metro, Loudoun County, Prince William County | Tags:  Dulles Metro, Virginia

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Arlington Route 50 to be torn up? Really? REALLY?

Route 50 westbound in Arlington, another main artery from the District, is about to undergo years of construction. Unbelievable.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Arlington County | Tags:  Route 50, Virginia

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 04/11/2011

NoVa traffic will drive you insane

By Tom Jackman  |  12:25 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic | Tags:  NoVa traffic, Constitution Ave., Virginia

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/04/2011

I-66 in Fairfax to be nightmare for next 18 months. AAGGH!

I-66 in Fairfax County, between the Beltway and Route 50 in Fair Oaks, is going to be down to one lane at nights for resurfacing.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Traffic | Tags:  I-66, Fairfax County, Traffic