NVTC/PRTC To Hold Joint Meeting

NVTC/PRTC to Hold Joint Meeting

  • 01/29/2016

Members of the Northern Virginia and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commissions will hold a joint meeting in Richmond on Thursday, February 11 to address topics of mutual concern and receive updates on Regional Bus, WMATA and VRE, which is co-owned…

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NVTC Attends VTA’s Legislative Day

NVTC Attends VTA’s Legislative Day

  • 01/29/2016

Despite the weather, NVTC Immediate Past Chairman David Snyder made it to Richmond on January 25 for the Virginia Transit Association’s Legislative Day. At the evening reception and in a follow-up letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe, Snyder addressed two threats…

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State Transit Funding A Priority For NVTC

State Transit Funding a Priority for NVTC

  • 01/29/2016

A combination of the impending capital bond funding shortfall, Congress’ failure to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, and lower overall state revenues will reduce projected available capital funding to transit by approximately 65 percent beginning in FY 2021.  While HB1887…

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What Makes Bus Rapid Transit A Success?

What Makes Bus Rapid Transit a Success?

  • 01/14/2016

The answers – provided by experts from Los Angeles, Portland, and Montgomery County – spoke to best practices from around the region, nation and globe. Forty people – including elected officials, state transportation professionals, nonprofits and the press – identified…

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NVTC Hosts WMATA Public Forums

NVTC Hosts WMATA Public Forums

  • 11/30/2015

NVTC is sponsoring two regional forums that will allow the public to share concerns about WMATA and help identify solutions to get Metro back on track. Virginia members of the WMATA Board of Directors and WMATA General Manager/CEO Paul Wiedefeld will share…

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VRE Opens New Spotsylvania Station

VRE Opens New Spotsylvania Station

  • 11/17/2015

November 16, 2015 More than 500 passengers boarded Virginia Railway Express (VRE) trains Monday in Spotsylvania County, as the commuter rail provider inaugurated service south of Fredericksburg. Coffee, donuts and commemorative tickets were available to VRE riders before the first…

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New In NoVA Transit

New in NoVA Transit

  • 10/22/2015

Northern Virginia is committed to transportation innovation. The region continues to invest in high-quality transit projects that will serve its citizens and businesses, strengthening the economy. Expansion of Metro’s Silver Line and Metroway Bus Rapid Transit and plans for new…

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WMATA Safety And Security

WMATA Safety and Security

  • 07/23/2015

FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan noted three areas for safety improvements detailed in June’s FTA Safety Management Inspection Report with the WMATA Board of Directors on July 23. McMillian noted that WMATA is due to submit a final plan by…

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Gold Standard For VRE’s Security

Gold Standard for VRE’s Security

  • 03/23/2015

The Transportation Security Administration designated VRE’s commuter rail service with the “Gold Standard” in security, the highest rating possible. In particular, the TSA recognized VRE’s communications strategy, which alerts customers to security issues affecting their travel. TSA's letter details the…

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