Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Kaine, VDOT, Arlington, Alexandria Pushing 395 HOT Lanes
The Kaine Administration and VDOT are seeking to overcome the seemingly intractable resistance of neighborhood residents in neighborhoods that adjoin I-395. Elected officials in both Alexandria and Arlington have privately indicated to the Kaine Administration that they have no serious issues with HOT Lanes on 395. Elected officials in Arlington and Alexandria are working with "community leaders" to persuade residents to accept inadequate noise mitigation. In return the "community leaders" have been promised they will be appointed and reappointed to various state and local advisory bodies.