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2017

December 24, 2017  – GETTING THERE:  Fredericksburg area made strides in transportation in 2017, but lots left to do

December 7, 2017 – New stoplight and traffic pattern open at Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg

October 15, 2017 – GETTING THERE: Transportation data portal opened; high-speed rail meeting set

October 15, 2017 – EDITORIAL: Bus rapid transit can help solve region’s transportation crisis

October 15, 2017 – COLUMN: Regional transportation authority needed to address full-scale crisis

October 12, 2017 – Spotsy rejects proposed transportation authority that could impose additional taxes for road work

October 7, 2017 – COLUMN: State funding most I-95 improvements in recent memory

September 30, 2017 – EDITORIAL: Fredericksburg hot spots should be top transportation priority

September 26, 2017 – Designs unveiled for express lanes extension, one of several big projects along the I-95 corridor

September 9, 2017 – COLUMN: There’s no easy solution to region’s looming transportation crisis

September 8, 2017 –  DC2RVA 60-day Draft EIS and Public Comment Period Begins

September 8, 2017 – EDITORIAL: Building just one side of I-95 river crossing doesn’t make sense

August 25, 2017 – Future of Transportation

July 22, 2017 – Additional I-95 Northbound bridge over the Rappahannock may not happen

June 30, 2017 – Revamped Rappahannock River Crossing project moving forward

June 25, 2017 – New plan for I-95 crossing project to be unveiled

June 22, 2017 – Fredericksburg-area projects approved for state’s six-year transportation plan

June 9, 2017 – Fredericksburg region considers putting its own money into resolving I-95 congestion

June 4, 2017  – Congestion conundrum

June 3, 2017 – Editorial: Let’s get serious about transportation

June 2, 2017 – Transportation Discussion shows finding more funds won’t be easy

May 26, 2017 – Does Fredericksburg area need a regional transportation tax?

May 22, 2017 – Will express lanes ever reach into Spotsylvania?

May 20, 2017 – Low gas prices cut into Fredericksburg-area’s gas tax revenues

May 16, 2017 –  New ‘concept’ for Rappahannock River crossing project on Interstate 95

April 4, 2017 – Fredericksburg area officials seek ways to boost road projects’ scores

April 3, 2017 – FAMPO Invites Comments on Plans, Programs, Projects

April 25, 2017 – Fredericksburg area officials question how smart Smart Scale is for ranking road projects

April 21, 2017 – Your chance to weigh in on 95 Express Lanes extension

January 23, 2017 – FAMPO Members upset with results of funding program

January 7, 2017 – Smart Scale scores released; local recommended funding down

2016

November 2, 2016 – Local transportation proposals abound, but money is tight

October 31, 2016 – Meeting will highlight Fredericksburg area’s future transportation projects

October 18, 2016 – Dahlgren path becomes part of Potomac Heritage trail

October 17, 2016 – More requests, less money available for transportation program

September 25, 2016 – Editorial: I-95 requires some rail relief

September 21, 2016 – Opponents of rail options speak out at CTB meeting in Fredericksburg

August 23, 2016 – Editorial: In Stafford, a little less gridlock

July 30, 2016 – Study pinpoints I-95 problems, solutions

July 19, 2016 – VDOT unveils plans to fix problematic Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg

July 18, 2016 – FAMPO pans high-speed rail bypass option through Fredericksburg

July 18, 2016 – Editorial:  Virginia makes play for self-driving car makers

July 8, 2016 – Regional leaders join McAuliffe in Fredericksburg to laud transportation grant

July 5, 2016 – I-95 Atlantic Gateway gets $165

July 5, 2016 – Virginia gets federal grant to uncork I-95 corridor

July 5, 2016 – Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Selection for $165 Million FASTLANE Grant to Deliver the Atlantic Gateway Project

June 25, 2016 – Layne: Revolutionizing transportation

June 20, 2016 – Getting There:  Newly names Smart Scale brings road aid to Fredericksburg region

June 24, 2016 – New state transportation program approved, paying way for Rappahannock River Crossing

May 24, 2016 – Editorial: Welcome progress on Chatham Bridge

May 20, 2016 – State’s new bridge and pavement program expected to help Fredericksburg-area projects

May 19, 2016 – I-95 express lanes extension to start this summer

May 18, 2016 – VRE third track opens for business

May 16, 2016 – Editorial: Unified region wins big on road funding

April 24, 2016 – Innovation program looks to make Virginia the model for transportation changes

April 20, 2016 – FAMPO endorses state’s bids for federal grants

April 19, 2016 – Fredericksburg area planners back bid for federal transportation grants

April 11, 2016 –  I-95 relief in Virginia could be coming even sooner

April 10, 2016 – Federal grants could help ‘unlock’ Fredericksburg area road congestion

April 1, 2016 – Federal grant could lead to extension of I-95 express lanes to U.S. 17

March 31, 2016 – VDOT Plans 84 Mile Express Lane Network (ABC7)

March 31, 2016 – News Release:  Plans to Extend I-395 Express Lanes Launched

March 27, 2016 – Fredericksburg localities don’t want to miss out on express lanes cash

March 26, 2016 – Getting There:  Vanpool Alliance turning commuter data into funds for localities

March 25, 2016 – More details released on proposed I-95 fourth lane

March 22, 2016 – Plans to redo I-95 Interchange at Route 3 have changed

March 21, 2016 – NEWS RELEASE: YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED ON VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THAT ARE SCORED AND RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING

March 11, 2016 – Wittman, stresses need for more transportation funding, river crossings in Fredericksburg

March 10, 2016 – Editorial: Getting home could get easier on I-95

March 5, 2016 – Localities to lose millions in tax revenues due to low gas prices

February 22, 2016 – VDOT officials get an earful about planned Route 3 road improvements at town hall meeting

February 18, 2016 – VDOT details plans to extend I-95 express lanes’ terminus two miles farther south

January 27, 2016 – VDOT officials talk about local road projects

January 20, 2016 – Rappahannock River Crossing makes transportation project cuts

January 13, 2016 – Updated details released on three Route 610 projects

January 12, 2016 – Editorial:  Rappahannock River Crossing should be state priority, too

January 12, 2016 – VDOT lays out North Stafford road plans

January 10, 2016 – Hearing set for Route 3 study

2015

December 31, 2015 – Progress Edition: Transportation projects, 2015 and 2016

December 30, 2015 – 1st anniversary for Express Lanes on I-95

December 28, 2015 – Meeting set for three Route 610 projects

December 20, 2015 – VRE asks legislators for minimum tax on gas amid falling gas prices

December 13, 2015 – I-95 express lanes turn 1; Are they working?

December 10, 2015 – Proposed higher speed rail line could include eastern bypass around city

December 5, 2015 – Stafford supervisor rents billboard to get commuters’ views on traffic

November 30, 2015 – New Virginia Railway Express schedule in effect

November 25, 2015 – VRE adding another train to Fredericksburg line

November 24, 2015 – Virginia to extend I-95 Express Lanes in both directions, including Stafford County

November 22, 2015 – I-95 dominates local traffic forum

November 21, 2015 – Updated details released for Mudd Tavern Road project

November 20, 2015 – I-95 Express Lanes could ease strain of Thanksgiving getaway

November 16, 2015 – Commuters welcome first VRE trains from Spotsylvania station

November 15, 2015 – Spotsylvania VRE station ready to open on Monday

November 13, 2015 – Virginia transportation leaders explain prioritization program

October 26, 2015 – VRE to open new Spotsylvania station on Nov. 16

October 23, 2015 – VRE may shut down if Congress doesn’t extend safety mandate deadline

October 21, 2015 – FAMPO considers problems and fixes for express lanes

October 3, 2015 – Falmouth intersection work is complete

September 23, 2015 – Fredericksburg area officials strip fourth I-95 lane from transportation wish list

September 21, 2015 – Stafford picks projects for statewide prioritization program

September 21, 2015 – Stafford supervisors angered by state transportation officials’ perceived disregard for congestion problems

August 21, 2015 – Fix for I-95 choke point in the works, but express lanes extension in doubt

August 18, 2015 – Transportation summit singles out problems with I-95, funding

July 24, 2015 – Editorial: River crossing plan makes a comeback 

July 21, 2015 – FAMPO: Rappahannock River Crossing project is still best bet for new prioritization program

June 23, 2015 – Changes planned for Route 3, U.S. 17 interchanges off I-95

June 22, 2015 – VDOT to unveil Rappahannock River Crossing study

June 21, 2015 – Studies show mixed results from I-95 express lanes

May 13, 2015 – Transurban study finds Express Lanes cut commute times

April 21, 2015 – FAMPO members still confused, skeptical of new state transportation program

April 15, 2015 – Are the 95 Express Lanes improving traffic in NoVA?

February 26, 2015 – New state transportation prioritization program nears completion, but Fredericksburg-area officials remain skeptical

2013

December 12, 2013 – Spotsy bypass returns, without the tolls

December 4, 2016 – Rappahannock Parkway makes a comeback

December 2, 2013 – VDOT to offer plan to fix I-95 congestion

October 25, 2013 – VDOT chief warns about more studies

October 22, 2013 – Officials debate highway fixes

October 21, 2013 – FAMPO to consider I-95 corridor plans to send to state

October 19, 2013 – Congestion question: Answers vary

October 18, 2013 – Map of Stafford BOS suggested options to fix I-95 congestion

October 16, 2013 – Stafford Pitches Roads

October 9, 2013 – Spotsy leaders criticize Kelly

October 9, 2013 – Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania vote on I-95 corridor fix suggestions

October 3, 2013 – Culpeper withdraws support of bypass

September 30, 2013 – Top bottlenecks in the Fredericksburg area

September 25, 2013 – Spotsy sends VDOT plans

September 18, 2013 – State to examine area road woes

September 3, 2013 – Culpeper endorses alternate I-95 bypass study

August 20, 2013 – I-95 Bypass in Stafford Would End in Orange, Where Major Development Eyed

August 16, 2013 – VRE commuters won’t lose parking area at Leeland Station

August 15, 2013 – Spotsy pitches bypass proposal

August 13, 2015 – Paving work on Staffordboro Boulevard delayed

July 29, 2013 – Express lanes to impact 95: Harrison Road work planned

July 17, 2013 – Millions more for FRED buses

July 15, 2013 – Virginia ramps up express toll lanes

July 12, 2013 – Bus service ends commuter runs

June 28, 2013 – Supervisor has idea for bypass

June 22, 2013 – Falmouth intersection project: What to expect

June 21, 2013 – VRE picks builder for Spotsylvania third track project

June 19, 2013 – Study on health of nation’s bridges include 17 local deficient structures

June 18, 2013 – U.S. 17 widening project in Stafford County: What it means for drivers

June 9, 2013 – Study may help Fredericksburg area commuters

May 15, 2013 – Highway, Bridge and Transit Funding Proposed for Fredericksburg District

May 15, 2013 – News Release submitted by Cord Sterling: HIGHWAY, BRIDGE AND TRANSIT FUNDING PROPOSED FOR FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT

May 23, 2013 – U.S. 17 widening project explained

May 15, 2013 – Highway, Bridge and Transit Funding Proposed for Fredericksburg District

April 19, 2013 – Toll road discussion leads to testy disagreements

2012

November 20, 2012 – Route 3 change isn’t so simple

November 16, 2016 – Converting Route 3 turn lane could help

November 4, 2012 – Officials study adding lane to Route 3

July 17, 2012 – Group seeks money for U.S. 1 widening

June 19, 2012 – Single I-95 toll location possible

May 24, 2012 – Info on Vanpools could mean more money for area

May 8, 2012 – Interchange money going elsewhere

April 18, 2012 – Virginia rolling toward I-95 tolls

April 6, 2012 – Resolution divides I-95 project in two

February 28, 2012 –  Outer Connector plan still dead

February 27, 2016 – Measure could keep I-95 interchnage/toll road project alive

January 28, 2012 – Route 3 signals adjusted

January 23, 2012 – Spotsy to address traffic issues

January 21, 2012 – Dead end for toll road hopes?

January 11, 2012 – Spotsy board opposes bypass

January 6, 2012 – Planning group has new leader

January 5, 2012 – PRESS RELEASE:  GWRC Announces New Executive Director

2011

December 15, 2011 – New interchange plan draws fire

November 4, 2011 – Toll road project is a big issue

November 1, 2011 – Like it or not, a toll road may be on the way

September 30, 2011 – Planned toll road troubles some

June 9, 2011 – Toll-road study plan OK’d by area panel

May 4, 2011 – Parkway project finally moving

May 3, 2011 – New Interchange clears hurdle

April 1, 2011 – Local legislators had successes, some failures

February 20, 2011 – RELIEF FOR OUR CLOGGED ARTERIES?

January 30, 2011 – INTERCHANGE AND PARKWAY AHEAD?

January 30, 2011 – STAFFORD MAY JOIN AUTHORITY

2008