On July 1st a new transportation funding bill takes effect. The bill ramps funding for transportation from an additional $392 million in FiscalYear2014 to $817 million in 2018, for a total of almost $3.3 billion. In addition, the bill provides regional funding for Northern Virginia ($1.6 billion over five years) and Hampton Roads ($1.1 billion [...]
Category: Green Transportation
The State’s latest revision to its transportation plan shows Virginia’s transportation policy continues to head down the wrong road, toward more congestion and more sprawl. We need to make our voices heard for more Green Transportation Choices!! Right now we have the chance to urge the state to get transportation policy on the right track [...]
[Richmond, VA] A Sierra Club report released today is highly critical of Governor McDonnell’s Transportation Program. The Governor’s frantic road building program is headed the wrong way, and will make it more difficult to invest in transportation alternatives in the future. The theme of the Governor’s Transportation Conference this week is “Gateway to the World,” [...]
by Alan Cunningham, Roger Diedrich, Douglas Stewart, and Jim Wamsley In Northern Virginia over the last 30 years there has been little understanding that suburban sprawl, reliance on the automobile, and traffic congestion go hand in hand. We build more roads to relieve congestion and in a very short period of time we have the [...]
by Roger Diedrich The issue of transportation reform continues to receive attention in Washington and around the country. The Sierra Club has identified Green Transportation as one of six major campaigns for the next 10 years. The campaign’s elements, often characterized as three legs of a stool, are: • Clean, efficient vehicles • Clean fuels [...]
With a stake in the heart of the Mattaponi reservoir project, the I-81 battle seems poised to take over the distinction of Virginia’s epic environmental campaign. It was 2002 when we started to see multiple proposals to widen I-81 to address the congestion and safety issues resulting from heavy truck traffic.