Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Alex. City Council Member Answers Questions About BRAC Traffic, I-395 HOT Lanes

Hello, Yupette.

County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman refused to answer questions about Mark Center BRAC traffic and I-395 HOT Lanes when asked at the January 22nd County Board Meeting.

So I asked Alexandria City Council member Rob Krupicka, and here's what he said:

"Regarding HOT Lanes, I wrote the city policy opposing them. it was passed at my request by the Transportation Commission and the Council. We are closely monitoring settlement discussions over Arlington's lawsuit in order to make sure Alexandria residents are represented in any final agreements. The Mayor has had conversations with VDOT over this and will continue to the city's point person. I have put a lot of effort into and expressed my concerns about hot lanes many times> I will continue to. If there is something specific you'd like to discuss, please let me know.

Regarding BRAC, while it isn't in the location I wanted, we are making progress designing and implementing new traffic systems. We have a robust plan developed with citizen input to guide how BRAC manages its employee traffic and mass transit efforts. A series of immediate transportation fixes have been identified and are being worked on. Some require new funding which we are pursuing. The City of Alexandria has negotiated with the Army to provide and pay for new bus service that will serve BRAC employees as well as any other resident that wishes to ride the buses. And I'm co-chairing a study group looking at additional mass transit system improvements for the Beauregard and Van Dorn areas.

I'm happy to talk further. Just let me know the best way to get in touch with you.

Best Regards,

Rob Krupicka

Kristine - Fairlington

10 Comments:

At 02 February, 2011 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Yupette, Delegate Englin has a bill in the General Assembly to fund $17 million of improvements for vehicles to access I-395 from Seminary Road.

 
At 02 February, 2011 , Anonymous 22206 said...

So, the Arlington County Board are the bad cops and Alexandria City Council are the good cops?

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous terri said...

Too bad the Republicants and Democrats (Republicrats?) who were so eager for BRAC six years ago didn't foresee the consequences. But then that's the typical "planning" in Northern Virginia.

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, back in Arlington, Jay Fisette has installed "Share the Road" signs and lane markings on Walter Reed Drive. Oh, there's already a bike trail parallel to Walter Reed Drive? Welcome to Arlington Virginia.

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, back in Arlington, Sun Gazette Editor Scott McCaffrey, who lives in a condo community at the intersection of Walter Reed Drive and King Street, has a request pending with the President of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce to print news about the BRAC mess.

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous 22206 said...

No one involved in the siting decision for the Mark Center BRAC lives anywhere near Mark Center.

Bill Euille lives in Del Ray. Rob Krupicka lives in Del Ray. Jim Moran lives near Chain Bridge. Senator Warner lives in Old Town.

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for residents who live in state highway corridors to stand up and say "We're a suburban residential neighborhood - not a development opportunity".

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicants. RepubliCants. Which is the preferred spelling?

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous South Fairlington said...

Settlement discussions? Is that what Arlington taxpayers have paid $2 million in litigation costs for? Settlement discussions?

 
At 03 February, 2011 , Anonymous Breaking News said...

County issued a press release stating that VDOT has dropped plans for HOT Lanes on I-395,

 

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