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Posts Tagged ‘transportation funding’

Smart Phone App to Drive Ride-Sharing to Northern Virginia Facilities

  • January 4, 2012
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A Northern Virginia planning organization is investing $600,000 in a pilot ride-sharing program intended to encourage drivers to Fort Belvoir, the Mark Center or Marine Corps Base Quantico to car pool as a way to reduce congestion on the region’s congested highways stemming from BRAC. The real-time, ride-sharing program, which is open to military employees and contractors, relies on a smart phone app to allow commuter to find rides, akin to the informal “slugging” system which commuters use to get a lift on I-95 …

State Awarded $15M Grant to Improve Access to Lewis-McChord

  • December 18, 2011
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The state of Washington last week was awarded a $15 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve the traffic flow on I-5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord through the use of innovative traffic management strategies. The project is intended to add capacity to the interstate by managing demand and providing real-time information to drivers on the heavily congested, 15-mile-long corridor …

N. Virginia Delegation Achieves Goal of Limiting Mark Center Parking

  • December 18, 2011
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The Northern Virginia congressional delegation celebrated a long-fought victory Friday, after language capping parking at the Mark Center in Alexandria was included in the conference agreement for the fiscal 2012 omnibus spending bill reached last week. The provision limits parking at the complex to roughly 2,000 spaces until DOD can demonstrate that congestion hasn’t reached failing levels at intersections surrounding the complex …

Policy Bill Requires DOD to Find New Funding Sources for Road Improvements

  • December 13, 2011
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Language urging DOD to expand funding for public transportation improvements needed to accommodate military growth is included in the conference agreement for the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill. The provision calls for the Economic Adjustment Committee to meet within 90 days after the legislation is enacted to consider additional funding sources for the Defense Access Roads program …

Latest IG Report Prompts Renewed Calls for Parking Cap at Mark Center

  • December 1, 2011
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Virginia lawmakers renewed their calls to limit parking at the Mark Center, following a report from DOD’s inspector general that revealed serious flaws in the Army’s analysis of the traffic impacts that would result from moving 6,400 DOD headquarters workers to the Alexandria complex. So far only 2,300 employees have moved into the building, but traffic already has been reduced to minimum acceptable standards …

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 …

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