Statement on the Capital Beltway Accord
Statement from the Greater Washington Partnership and Greater Washington Board of Trade on the historic Capital Beltway Accord between Maryland and Virginia
Washington, D.C.—Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, and Jack McDougle, President and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, today released the following statement on the Capital Beltway Accord announcement by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam:
“The announcement made today by Governors Larry Hogan and Ralph Northam is a momentous step towards improving the performance and reliability of our transportation system. The American Legion Bridge is the link between Fairfax and Montgomery counties, which host over 35 percent of the region’s jobs and households. It is a critical connection, yet it is well beyond capacity and the resulting traffic creates daily frustration and lost productivity for the region’s residents, workers, and employers.
“Today’s announcement is the beginning of a serious cooperative effort to give these commuters their valuable time back. Doing so will be a win for the entire region that will dramatically enhance our ability to attract and retain workers in the Capital Region and compete in the global economy. It shows that by working together we can overcome massive challenges to best serve all of our residents. We applaud Governors Hogan and Northam for the historic Capital Beltway Accord and are committed to working with these leaders, Mayor Bowser and other key officials to continue building momentum for game-changing regional cooperation.”
About the Greater Washington Board of Trade
The Greater Washington Board of Trade is a nonpartisan business organization and has represented all industry sectors in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia for 130 years. The Board of Trade works collaboratively to advance polices, practices, and actions that benefit its members and improve the business environment and quality of life across the region.
About the Greater Washington Partnership
The Greater Washington Partnership is a first-of-its-kind civic alliance of CEOs in the region, drawing from the leading employers and entrepreneurs committed to making the Capital Region—from Baltimore to Richmond—one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. Working in collaboration with leaders across our communities, the Partnership connects and leverages the region’s extraordinary assets to advance inclusive, actionable solutions that strengthen the Capital Region as a leading global region and center for commerce and innovation.