Monthly Archives: May 2012

Needed: Top-Down Regional Transportation Planning

Bob Chase is President of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. The National Capital Region is home of the world’s most powerful nation. It also is home to the nation’s worst traffic congestion. Even worse is the fact that it lacks a serious performance-based strategy to do anything about it despite forecasts of 1.6 million more people […]

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The Start of a Coalition?

On May 22nd, the 2030 Group hosted a meeting for many business leaders and regional organizations from across the Metropolitan Washington area, urging them to take a larger role in regional leadership and cooperation. Some 75 attendees featured members from Urban Land Institute, Federal City Council, NAIOP’s Virginia and Maryland Chapters, Maryland and Virginia’s Transportation […]

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Blessed Are They With Three Airports

Leo Schefer is the President of the Washington Airports Task Force. Anyone who thinks Dulles and BWI are competitors is unaware of the sheer and growing volume of the region’s air service demand, nor are they aware of the changing structure of the air transport industry and its relevance to our regional economy and employment […]

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Avoiding Fool’s Gold: Converting Entrepreneurial Enthusiasm into Lasting Economic Development

Jonathan Aberman is Founder and Managing Director of Amplifier Ventures. The momentum and excitement surrounding entrepreneurship in the Greater Washington Region is palpable.  I see this every day in my various roles in our community.  My days are now full of meetings and interactions with entrepreneurs and supporters who are heavily engaged in making our region a […]

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Northern Virginia Transportation Priorities: Time to Focus on Needs, Not Wants

Bob Chase is President of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. The Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger has reminded us for years that, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” According to the Texas Transportation Institute, Northern Virginia (along with Suburban Maryland and […]

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