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Town hall meeting on transportation and land use on Saturday with Governor-Elect Tim Kaine!

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Gov-Elect Kaine in Loudoun this Saturday
Fight the WTC/Outer Beltway: Public hearing 12/6
Outer Beltway segment in Loudoun approved

Governor-Elect Kaine in Loudoun
Governor-Elect Tim Kaine added a Loudoun stop on his statewide listening tour on transportation issues for this Saturday, December 3rd.  The town hall meeting is scheduled for 3:45 PM at the Leesburg Airport Terminal.

Come to the meeting with a comment, idea, or question -- or simply to listen.  Families are welcome. Kaine has pledged to "tackle our transportation problems through restoring trust in the system and preventing runaway development from clogging up our roads and ruining our beautiful landscapes." The meeting is your chance to urge the Governor-Elect to make good on his campaign promises to link land use and transportation.
(Directions below)

Stop the Outer Beltway
While you sit in terrible traffic on the Greenway/Dulles Toll Road, Rt. 50, and Rt. 7, officials are moving forward with plans to build a new north-south highway in Loudoun County that will simply funnel more traffic onto our major commuting corridors. This expensive north/south highway would make it even harder to get to jobs in Fairfax and DC.

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has included a Loudoun segment of the Outer Beltway in their 2030 plan draft, despite Loudoun Board of Supervisors' Chairman Scott York's objections. They are holding a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm. Citizens need to be there to say NO to an Outer Beltway in Loudoun!

For more information, you can attend the open house at 5:00 PM, with a presentation at 6:00 PM on December 6. The public comment period will begin at 7:30 PM. The hearing will be at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church.

NVTA, which is responsible for creating a regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties), has a website with FAQs about the plan and process.

Outer Beltway Segment Approved
The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted to support a western route for the new 4 or 6-lane Tri-County Parkway (TCP), which runs directly through land owned by developers—and is right where the developers want to build up to 28,000 new houses. Coverage in the Washington Post
Attend one of two important public meetings

"Moving Virginia Forward"
Town Hall Meeting on Transportation & Growth with Gov-Elect Kaine

Saturday, Dec 3 @ 3:45 PM
Leesburg Airport Terminal
1001 Sycolin Road SE, Leesburg

Public Hearing: Shape Transportation Investments in Northern Virginia
Tuesday, Dec 6 @ 7:30 PM
Open house begins at 5:00 PM
Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church


Email the Governor-Elect

Governor-Elect Tim Kaine has promised to link land use and transportation and give communities tools to control development.

Email the Governor-Elect with your comments and suggestions about transportation and land use issues.  Make sure he sticks to his campaign pledge! 

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The route, called West 2, runs from Route 234 Bypass/I-66 near Gainesville in Prince William County north to Route 50 in Loudoun, just east of Gilbert's Corner. (On this VDOT map, the route is labeled as segments C and D)

This new highway would line up with two major north-south corridors in Loudoun County, the Western Transportation Corrdior and Route 659 Relocated. Either of these two possibilities could become the chosen route of the Outer Beltway in Loudoun, and both would have major impacts on neighborhoods such as Stone Ridge. Brambleton and River Creek.

The estimated cost for the TCP is $201 million. The state doesn't have money for the project, so they are soliciting bids from private companies to build the highway - which would likely be a toll road.

Tell VA officials that we don't want an expensive new highway that will open up farmland for thousands of new houses in eastern Loudoun. Tell them to spend our tax dollars on fixing our commuting corridors and improving our local road grid ins

For more information, please visit VDOT's Tri-County Parkway page.

Thank you for your support,
Andrea McGimsey
Campaign for Loudoun's Future
[email protected]

Directions to Kaine Town Hall Meeting
Directions from the east:
Take the Greenway to Exit 1B (US-15 Byp N/VA-7 E toward Frederick, MD).  Turn right on Sycolin Rd SE, and follow Sycolin Rd for 1.5 miles to the terminal.

Directions from the west:
Take Route 7 East to Leesburg.  Continue on  Route 7 East (US-15 Byp) and turn right on Sycolin Rd SE. Follow Sycolin Rd for 1.5 miles to the terminal.

From Gilbert's Corner:
Take Route 15 north to Leesburg.  Merge onto US-15 Byp/Route 7 E toward Frederick, MD.  Turn right on Sycolin Rd SE, and follow Sycolin Rd for 1.5 miles to the terminal.

Directions to the NVTA Public Hearing
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