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.


front of metro car with view of Dulles airport in background

Metro Silver Line Extension Opens in Loudoun County

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Metro's Silver Line now includes a stop at Dulles International Airport. Photo credit Beyond DC, Flickr. This is worth celebrating! Metro’s six new Silver Line stops opened this week, including service to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County. This once-in-a-generation investment ...
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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 Update (August 1): The MPO submitted the Bridge proposal (with the Wool Factory terminus) to VDOT this afternoon for SMARTSCALE funding. We will find out if the project is approved in January of 2023.Read the full ...
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