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  • Virginia shares new details on Beltway toll lane extension plans

    07/28/2019 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    WTOP ^ | May 20, 2019 | Max Smith
    Extending Virginiaís 495 Express Lanes to the Legion Bridge will require widening the Capital Beltway, but would also bring new sidewalks or bike paths in the area between the Dulles Toll Road and the Potomac River. The Virginia Department of Transportation will present preliminary designs for the toll lane extension Monday night. The extension is intended to connect to toll lanes Maryland plans to allow a private company to build over a rehabbed Legion Bridge. Construction on Virginiaís extension could begin late next year and open to traffic in 2023. Maryland has yet to formally select its toll lane designs...
  • Beltway, I-270 toll lane plan to move forward next week

    04/29/2019 11:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 29, 2019 | Max Smith
    Toll lane plans for parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 are set to move forward next week, including plans for improvements to the American Legion Bridge. Marylandís Board of Public Works ó Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot ó is set to formally designate the planned toll lanes as a public-private partnership on May 8 and to support plans for separate phases of construction. Once the public-private partnership designation is approved, the state expects to quickly issue a request for qualifications from private companies so that a short list of the private firms or...
  • Virginia Toll Operatorís Losses Flash Red Light For New Toll Lanes

    03/15/2019 10:15:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 13, 2018 | Ben Ross
    Washington, D.C. is the nationís capital ó and its suburbs could be moving towards becoming the nationís capital of privately owned express toll lanes. The Virginia side of the Potomac has placed a big bet on such roadways, with 14 miles of pay lanes in the middle of the regionís famous Beltway, reversible toll lanes along 29 miles of I-95, and construction under way on three more highway segments. Last September, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an even more ambitious plan for his side of the river, covering 77 miles of the Beltway and I-270. If these plans go forward,...
  • Maryland is focusing on adding toll lanes in plan to widen the Beltway and I-270

    03/14/2019 10:55:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Lus Lazo
    As part of its controversial plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, Maryland says it intends to focus on the implementation of toll lanes ó as many as four on each highway ó and abandon earlier considerations of more general-purpose lanes, bus rapid transit and bus-only lanes. Maryland transportation officials have narrowed the number of possible construction alternatives to seven from an original list of 15 for further study of potential toll operations in the two corridors that suffer some of the worst traffic congestion in the region. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in September 2017 proposed widening the...
  • No way! You wonít believe where Americaís highest-income households are located

    12/06/2018 10:46:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 6, 2018 | Sarah D.
    Brace yourselves ¬Ö the U.S. Census Bureau just shared some information about the counties with the highest household income in the nation, and you¬íre in for a major shock: U.S. Census Bureau ‚úĒ @uscensusbureau Highest counties by median household income (2013-2017): -Loudoun County, Va. -Fairfax County, Va. -Howard County, Md. -Falls Church City, Va. -Arlington County, Va. https://go.usa.gov/xPuUe #ACSdata
  • State Gets 27 Initial Inquiries From Private Companies Interested in Widening I-270, Beltway

    03/24/2018 1:53:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | January 4, 2018 | Andrew Metcalf
    Maryland is moving forward on its plan to add four toll lanes to both Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway. On Thursday, the state‚Äôs transportation department announced it received 27 responses to its request for initial information from companies interested in financing, building and operating the estimated $7.6 billion project. ‚ÄúThis is a significant and very positive step in the process,‚ÄĚ State Highway Administrator Greg Slater said in a statement. ‚ÄúThis level of interest indicates that industry is meeting our demand ‚Ķ for transformative and innovative ideas to address the congestion issue in Maryland ‚Ķ.‚ÄĚ The state received responses from...
  • Toll lanes over Potomac, DC Streetcar changes, road widenings

    01/22/2018 7:56:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 17, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON ó Expanding and extending Beltway toll lanes over the Potomac River sooner, delays and changes to D.C. Streetcar plans, and changes to widening plans for a number of roads across the region. Those are some of the transportation projects that moved forward to be part of long-range plans that can actually be constructed in coming years. Other projects accepted Wednesday as having the funding to move forward include an additional lane by 2025 on Interstate 95 south just across the Occoquan River to exit 160, and a plan to widen Route 15 from Battlefield Parkway to Montresor Road near...
  • Multi-agency law enforcement activity reported in DC area

    12/06/2017 7:27:14 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 35 replies
    Fox 5 (DC) ^ | DEC 06 2017 09:37AM EST | fox5dc.com staff
    WASHINGTON - FOX 5 has confirmed that multi-agency law enforcement activity is taking place in the D.C. region this morning. Federal law enforcement agencies, along with state and local authorities, are working in the Washington D.C. area. At this time, exact locations of activity have not been released nor have the nature of the operations.
  • Opposition Rising Against Plan To Study Second Potomac River Crossing in Montgomery County

    09/22/2017 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 11, 2017 | Andrew Metcalf
    Opposition is beginning to build against a regional transportation group’s plan to study a second Potomac River crossing in Montgomery County. On Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner introduced a resolution that would formally put the council in opposition to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s plan to study the feasibility of a bridge that would help connect Virginia Route 28 to the Intercounty Connector in the county. Supporters of the proposed bridge say the connecting route would help ease traffic on I-270 and the American Legion Bridge on the Beltway and provide better connectivity to Dulles...
  • Court ruling could delay beltway

    03/07/2017 8:09:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 16, 2017 | Wesley Young
    A judgeís order could delay the start of construction on the next segment of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway unless contested condemnation claims are resolved by this coming fall. Attorney Matthew Bryant said Forsyth County Superior Court Judge John Craig would be signing orders this week dismissing some new condemnation proceedings started recently by the N.C. Department of Transportation against some landowners in the beltway segment planned between Reidsville and New Walkertown roads. Those new condemnation proceedings were started as part of the stateís effort to acquire land for that beltway segment, which is scheduled to go to contract this fall....
  • Political class: A man you loathe broke your rules, beat you, and youíre not handling it well

    01/16/2017 8:51:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Meltdowm At some point we have to get past this. At some point, Donald Trump and his team are going to get down to the business of governing, and whether they like it or not, the Beltway crowd will have no choice but to discuss the new system in health care, or the budget, or our operations against ISIS, or energy policy. They wonít want to. They only want to carp about how their world is crashing down around them and they donít like it. But most of the country is already wildly disinterested in this melodrama, and thereís going...
  • Time To Regroup: In the Bubble

    11/20/2016 5:38:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-20-2016 | MOTUS
    Rasicst - /ňąrńĀs…ôst/noun: racist; plural noun: racists a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. adjective having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another. Two things: first, to paraphrase a progressive Hillary supporter motif, I can¬ít believe we still have to discuss this s**t. You know, after the historic first black presidency and all.Minus the War on Women and Racism, Hillary didn¬ít really have a platform ¬Ė yet it was Trump who was accused of not having ¬ďpositions¬Ē on important issues.Secondly, if you continually misuse words by pretending they mean...
  • Donít Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obamaís Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

    05/30/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/27/16 | Ryan Anderson
    On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obamaís transgender agenda. Now theyíre trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obamaís 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be ďdiscriminationĒ on the basis of ďsexual orientation and gender identityĒ in their private employment policies. As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, ďdiscriminationĒ on the basis of ďgender identityĒ can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy...
  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the stateís wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubioís strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • RNC sees leverage over Trump

    02/25/2016 11:59:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/16 05:14 AM EST | Daniel Strauss
    Donald Trump has steamrolled toward the Republican nomination by lambasting all things political establishment, and now that establishment thinks it can convince their insult-wielding front-runner he needs them. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has begun stating in private meetings that the party has sway over its at times unwelcome front-runner because it has tools Trump will need to use to win a general election -- voter data and field, digital and media operations that a nominee typically inherits from the party infrastructure. Dangling access to these resources, Priebus thinks he can help steer Trump toward partywide policy goals and...
  • The Beltway Brigade and Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/28/2015 | Mononymous1
    Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House By Susan Crabtree ē 8/26/15 3:53 PM White House press secretary Josh Earnest got a little tongue-tied Wednesday after being asked what he thought of Donald Trump's suggestion that teleprompters ought to be outlawed. Veteran CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked him if such a uniform ban would affect the president "adversely." Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has been known for his reliance on tele-prompters to deliver speeches and often rambles without one. "I don't have any Ö well Ö that's a tough one to respond to," Earnest admitted amid some...
  • UVM study: Washington DC Sinking Into Sea

    07/28/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    University of Vermont ^ | July 28, 2015 20:42 GMT | Joshua E. Brown
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next centuryóadding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nationís capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheetsóaccelerating the threat to the regionís monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations. For sixty years, tide gauges have shown that sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East...
  • Louisiana Democrats' best hope to beat David Vitter? Vote Republican

    05/20/2015 4:55:19 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    nola.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | Robert Mann
    Last week, I argued that Sen. David Vitter Ė the undisputed leader in this year's governor's race Ė should be nervous because of our electorate's long history of punishing frontrunners and promoting also-rans. (SNIP) Democrats have a clear choice: send Edwards into a runoff that he almost certainly cannot win Ė or back a moderate Republican, who could defeat Vitter. If Democrats have any power left in Louisiana politics, it is electing moderate Republicans. That's not a goal that will launch Democratic activists out of bed each morning but it's about all the power the party has left (in statewide...
  • Remove The Crying Cheeto

    01/04/2015 1:35:25 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    Original Content | 1/4/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    John Boehner epitomizes all that is wrong with the Republican Establishment. Boehner has thwarted every plan to overturn or ameliorate the most heinous aspects of Obama's neo-tyrannical rule. These days, I like to call Boehner Crying Cheeto. That is because he is an odd orange- or yellow-color, and cries at the drop of a hat. Boehner started, seemingly, on the right track. He was helpful in engineering the Contract with America in 1994, which helped propel Newt Gingrich to the position of the Chairman of the House. He quickly turned, however, and was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to unseat...
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmertís announcement Sunday that heís officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title ďSpeaker Boehner Has Got to GoĒ: Itís time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We canít accept a Speaker of the House who...