Groundbreaking has begun on an expansion of the high-occupancy toll lanes on the I-95 corridor in northern Virginia, which will sport a similar private-partnership to the soon-to-be-completed 495 HOT Expansion.
Transportation officials from two states celebrated the completion of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project yesterday, but the larger question of how the D.C. region will best expand all of its transportation options remains up for debate.
Virginia is nearing completion on a $2 billion HOT lanes project on the Beltway. Supporters say this public-private partnership is a win for commuters and taxpayers, but some people are still skeptical about the project's merits.
As Civil War re-enactors prepare for the 150th anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas, smart growth advocates are fighting a proposal to build a four-lane highway that would run along the western edge of the battlefield property.
An overhaul is in the works for D.C.'s bustling Union Station. Amtrak unveiled a $7 billion plan to modernize the station's platforms and retail areas, but were not forthcoming with specifics on how they would fund the project.
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