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Four Communities Apply for BRAC Transportation Funds

  • October 11, 2011
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Applications from four defense communities to a DOD program funding transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC exceeded its $300 million cap, meaning some projects won’t obtain federal funding. Fairfax County submitted the largest funding request, asking for $185 million to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, home of the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital …

Washington Community Applies for BRAC Transportation Funds at Lewis-McChord

  • October 6, 2011
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The Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and San Antonio may have to split up $300 million in federal funding for transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC 2005 with a fourth candidate — the Tacoma, Wash., region. Lakewood, Wash., is applying for $5.7 million to upgrade an interchange that connects I-5 to Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord …

Lawmakers Demand Increased Oversight over Mark Center Traffic Mitigation Plan

  • September 28, 2011
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In a bid to prevent overwhelming traffic congestion in northern Virginia, the region’s congressional delegation is asking DOD for enhanced oversight of its plan to mitigate the impact of moving 6,400 DOD civilian employees to Alexandria’s Mark Center. “We are concerned that the department’s occupation plan is going forward before the appropriate transportation improvements and mitigation measures are in place …

Maryland Official Defends Efforts to Prepare for BRAC Growth

  • September 28, 2011
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Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown this week responded swiftly to a commentary disparaging the state’s efforts to make the transportation improvements needed to accommodate a burst of growth at five installations. Despite the severe economic downturn, the state invested $3.5 billion in transportation, higher education, school construction and other infrastructure projects in counties affected by BRAC …

Fairfax County Critical of Army’s Building Plans at Belvoir

  • September 25, 2011
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Fairfax County is expected to ask federal officials this week to postpone more than $1.3 billion in capital projects planned for Fort Belvoir through 2017. The 19 construction projects should be put off until officials address the impact of the population growth already occurring at the northern Virginia post due to BRAC …

Louisiana to Invest $25M to Address Growth at Ft. Polk

  • September 19, 2011
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The state of Louisiana will spend $25.2 million over the next three years to improve infrastructure surrounding Fort Polk in an effort to leverage growth coming to the post as a result of its expansion by 100,000 acres. The investment will provide the necessary infrastructure so that central Louisiana can benefit from the installation’s expansion as well as attract more units to Polk, Gov. Bobby Jindal said last week …

OEA Adjusts Selection Criteria for BRAC Transportation Funding

  • September 11, 2011
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OEA released minor revisions Friday to the criteria it will use to award grants for the construction of transportation improvements outside medical facilities gaining new patient care activities as a result of BRAC. The spending bill Congress passed in April allocating funds for the remainder of fiscal 2011 included up to $300 million for states and local agencies to upgrade transportation infrastructure needed to accommodate growth at medical facilities …

San Antonio Seeks Share of Road Funds for Growing Medical Centers

  • August 16, 2011
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San Antonio officials are requesting one-third of the $300 million in spending Congress approved earlier this year to provide transportation funding for communities dealing with BRAC-generated growth at military medical centers. The city is asking for $68 million of the total amount it is requesting to upgrade Harry Wurzbach Road, a prime traffic corridor leading to Fort Sam Houston …

Ft. Meade Communities Anxious about Coping with Forecast Growth

  • August 16, 2011
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In the absence of the hundreds of millions of dollars local officials requested to improve the roads surrounding Fort Meade, Md., in advance of 2011, the state and Anne Arundel County have focused on less expensive projects, such as mass transit, with the potential to reduce traffic congestion outside the post …

Guidelines for $300 Million BRAC Transportation Funding Released

  • July 21, 2011
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The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) released guidelines for a one-time opportunity to obtain funding to support the construction of transportation infrastructure improvements associated with medical facilities, related to recommendations from BRAC 2005. This funding, approved in the April budget deal, was first appropriated in 2009, but technical issues with the bill prevented funds from being spent …

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