Transportation Solutions

As traffic congestion, strain on the state budget and concerns about pollution prompt widespread calls for change, PEC supports a new transportation vision for Virginia.


Regional traffic congestion, pollution in the Occoquan?

Regional traffic congestion, pollution in the Occoquan?

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The following text was sent out via email on June 3, 2022. Sign up for PEC email alerts → An aerial view from above Pageland Lane looking out past Manassas National Battlefield Park. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC Dear Supporter, Last ...
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Prince William County Considers Land Use Changes That Encourage Sprawl

Prince William County Considers Land Use Changes That Encourage Sprawl

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Prince William County is evaluating three different land use changes that would introduce industrial and residential sprawl into the Rural Crescent, to the detriment of water quality, wildlife habitat, agriculture, historic resources, tourism and the rural atmosphere. Prince William adopted ...
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aerial image of overlapping highways surrounded by trees and suburban neighborhoods

PEC Signs Letter Asking National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Transportation Emissions, Sprawl

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Sprawling highways in Loudoun County, Virginia. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC On May 1, The Piedmont Environmental Council joined 34 other groups around Virginia, D.C. and Maryland in signing on to a joint letter from the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) ...
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Rivanna Bridge Update

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Rendering: VBH via VDOT As you may know, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board voted last week to pursue VDOT SMARTSCALE funding for a pedestrian bridge connecting Pantops and Woolen Mills at the end of Market Street (the Wool Factory) ...
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landscape image of water and fall foliage at the Occoquan Reservoir

Webinar: Smart Growth Protects What We Have!

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On January 6, 2022, Prince William Conservation Alliance in partnership with VA Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association hosted a panel discussion on data centers… from the Rural Crescent to the Occoquan Reservoir. Background Landowners on Pageland Lane have ...
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