Virginia To Study Ways To Improve I-66 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Virginia To Study Ways To Improve I-66

Play associated audio

Virginia is planning to study ways to improve Interstate 66.

The Virginia Transportation Secretary, Pierce Homer, says the state will be looking at potential solutions for the portion of the highway outside the Capital Beltway. Options include toll lanes and more public transit.

The Washington Examiner reports the long-term study, including an environmental impact statement, will be completed in 2011. The study, which has been planned for years, was postponed after a sales tax referendum that would have paid for transportation projects was rejected in 2002. Since then, the region has turned to public-private partnerships to fund transportation improvements.

Natalie Neumann reports...

NPR

Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant

Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.
WAMU 88.5

Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

NPR

Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
NPR

Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.