Virginia has choices to make. We can use our transportation dollars to invest in our cities, town and neighborhoods, making them great places to live and work. To do this, we need to offer first-class transit options, improve local road networks, and open up east-west routes to solve Northern Virginia’s commuter gridlock. Or, we can squander funds on new highways that ignore existing traffic problems, spread sprawl, and ultimately put more cars on the road. PEC thinks that the McDonnell Administration’s transportation priorities—including the Outer Beltway and the Charlottesville Western Bypass—are taking us in the wrong direction. We need to use our transportation funding to build better communities, not bigger highways.
|Outer Beltway through Loudoun and Prince William|
|What the McDonnell Administration says|
These days, it goes by Western Transportation Corridor and other names, or it gets sold one segment at a time, but plans still add up to a new highway making a huge loop around DC.
|What the McDonnell Administration does|
Makes it a statewide priority
|The latest in Loudoun|
From local streets to six-lane highways
This article was featured in our Summer 2012 Member Newsletter, The Piedmont View