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Posts Tagged ‘transportation funding’

Federal Funds to Pay for Northern Virginia Ridesharing Program

  • November 15, 2011
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The Federal Highway Administration has awarded $450,000 to the state of Virginia to implement a dynamic ridesharing program to address BRAC-related traffic in the Washington region. Through a range of cash incentives, the value pricing program will recruit 500 drivers and 1,000 riders, focusing on employees whose commutes were affected by BRAC …

55 Federal Grants to Enhance Transportation Options for Military Families, Veterans

  • November 13, 2011
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The Department of Transportation is awarding $34.6 million for 55 projects in 32 states and Guam to enhance access to local, affordable transportation services for military families and spouses, and wounded warriors. Projects funded by the initiative enable states and communities to build or expand “one-click, one-call” centers that offer comprehensive information on local transportation options, and other community services …

OEA Splits BRAC Transportation Funds among Four Communities

  • November 1, 2011
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Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, San Antonio and Lakewood, Wash., will share $300 million for transportation projects needed to improve access to medical facilities affected by BRAC 2005, DOD announced Tuesday. The biggest winner was Fairfax County, Va., which was awarded $180 million to widen 3.5 miles of Route 1 that accesses Fort Belvoir’s main post …

Quantico Region Handling BRAC Growth

  • October 13, 2011
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The area surrounding Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia has skirted significant increases in traffic and school enrollment after adding nearly 3,000 new jobs to the installation, according to the Quantico Growth Management Committee. Many workers are commuting from their homes in the Washington, D.C., metro area rather than moving to the Potomac communities …

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 …

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