Virginia Department Of Transportation

Latest Virginia Department Of Transportation Items
  • No promises for clear roads for D.C.-area commuters

    Getting home from the holidays is going to be tricky in the Washington area, and no one's making any promises for clear sailing for Monday's back-to-work commute, either.

  • VDOT takes steps to make holiday travel easier

    Temporary lane closures will be lifted across Virginia to make it easier for Thanksgiving travelers to reach their destinations.

  • Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine speaks during the DNC's summer meeting, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    EDITORIAL: Kaine's legacy of mismanagement

    An audit released Thursday suggests former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine left the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in a state of financial disarray. Current Gov. Robert F. McDonnell had long sought a review of the agency's finances, but even he and Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton were stunned to find that the department that once claimed it was out of money actually has enough cash on hand to fund $1.4 billion in new projects by 2011.

  • The Dulles Toll Road proved its notoriety for traffic congestion. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority seeks to levy taxes for road improvements that would ease such commuting hassles. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Nickel-and-diming commuters

    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) released its long-term vision for the Commonwealth on Wednesday. If fully implemented, the "2035 Virginia Surface Transportation Plan" would shake down taxpayers every time they get in their automobile by setting up toll booths on every interstates in Northern Virginia. The document also encourages the use of "congestion pricing" to extract greater sums from commuters as they travel to and from work.

The Alexandria City Council has unanimously approved a resolution opposing high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 395 because of fears of increased traffic congestion and accidents.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: HOT lanes get cold welcome

    The idea of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on Interstates 95 and 395 is not sitting well with Parkfairfax residents, and applying pressure on the Alexandria City Council to oppose their controversial construction is beginning to pay off.

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