Thursday, October 21, 2010

It Takes Roads and Transit to Make Washington Traffic Work for Everybody

Did you see yesterday's opinion/editorial (op/ed) column by Lori Waters, Broad Run District representative on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, in the Washington Examiner? She wrote about the need for diversity in transportation options, noting that "A one size 'transit for all' solution will not work."

Have you noticed the construction on I-66 westbound around George Mason drive? It isn’t all for the Metrorail extension. Thanks to a hard fought battle by Transportation Planning Board (TPB) outer jurisdiction members last spring, commuters now have at least a little more room on their way home in the evenings. As a commuter and TPB member, I am thankful!
The battle for these small improvements, though completely funded by congressional earmarks (I’ll let that one slide), points to the transportation problems TPB fails to address—transit is not the only solution to congestion.

Read the Washington Examiner piece.

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