As Northern Virginia’s continue to sit in traffic and debate the future expansion of the Metro to Dulles, extension of Virginia Rail Express Service further west and the Pike Transit Initiative in Arlington, other cities are tackling congestion head on.
We don’t hear much about these other commuter projects in our area but they are well worth reading about. I’m not a fan of the “hot lanes” and watching more trees come down to expand I-495 (aka Capital Beltway) doesn’t thrill me. And now the word is out that the proposal to expand the hot lanes south between the beltway and Dumfries (I-395 and I-95) is about to be approved.
The idea of looking at better ways to get more cars off the road and connect people to where they work or want to shop without adding concrete will in the long run be a better idea.
Okay now you know I’m an environmentalist.