Posts Tagged Transportation

Could more bus rapid transit systems pop up in Virginia?

City leaders in Richmond are considering an expansion of the Pulse bus rapid transit system. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / Radio IQ)

Local governments across Virginia are considering a variety of proposals to enhance bus service. Michael Pope reports.


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The Virginia Breeze continues to exceed expectations

Credit: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

As many people hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, Virginians are taking advantage of the state’s inner-city bus service in record numbers.

In less than a year of service, a new line along I-81 from Bristol to D.C. is already exceeding expectations. Mallory Noe-Payne has details. 

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New Report: Traffic Fatalities Went Up in 2020 Despite Fewer Drivers on the Road

Charlie Klauer is a research scientist with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (Credit: Virginia Tech)

A new report shows disturbing trends in traffic fatalities in 2020, despite less driving. A Virginia Tech professor says the pandemic brought the perfect storm of conditions for high-risk behavior. Jeff Bossert reports.

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Full Speed Ahead on Major Initiative to Cut Down on I-95 Congestion, Expand Amtrak Access

Governor Ralph Northam before Tuesday’s announcement (Credit: Michael Pope)

Railroads once dominated transportation in Virginia until the invention of the automobile. Now, rail is making a comeback. Michael Pope has the story.

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A Look at Some of the Transportation-Related Legislation Moving Forward at the General Assembly

Nearly half of Virginia’s carbon emissions come from transportation. The House of Delegates took on a number of bills hoping to reduce those emissions, and now they’re in the senate’s hands. Jahd Khalil has this report.

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Virginia Transit Projects Show How Off Cost Estimates Can Sometimes Be

virginia_flag_map_0Estimating the cost of major transit projects can be difficult. And a new federal report points to Virginia as an example of how cost estimates can be dramatically wrong. Michael Pope reports.

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Interstate 81 Needs Fixes, But How to Pay?

I-81 Truck Climbing Lane Groundbreaking Event

A proposal for a regional gas tax along the western highway failed. (Credit: VDOT)

In 2016, there were more than 2,000 crashes on Interstate 81. To help prevent more accidents, lawmakers in Richmond are considering ways to pay for improvements to the highway. But the first suggestion – a regional gas tax – has already gone down. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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New Tolls Hit Eye-Popping Levels On Virginia Interstate


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Drivers in Northern Virginia are being hit with tolls for a one-way trip that are about as much as a tank of gas. Michael Pope reports.

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