Leading business and community groups in Loudoun, Prince William counties launch the Bi-County Partnership
Partnership’s first focus: support implementation of Virginia’s North-South Corridor Master Plan and construction of long-planned Bi-County Parkway
The premier business and civic organizations, representing thousands of employers and workers in Loudoun and Prince William counties, today announced the launch of the Bi-County Partnership, to work together to foster job creation, congestion relief and improved quality of life throughout the region.
The Bi-County Partnership’s founding members announced their first priority is to increase public awareness and support for the adoption of Virginia’s North-South Corridor of Statewide Significance Master Plan, which includes the completion of the long planned Bi-County Parkway. The Parkway was designed to connect major employment and population centers in Loudoun and Prince William counties and to reduce traffic congestion in the region that is home to Virginia’s fastest growing, most economically vibrant communities.
“This road is about improving the quality of life in our communities by untangling our region’s transportation mess; getting traffic off our neighborhood roads, making it easier for people to get to work, school, church or the grocery store and about creating jobs,” said Rob Clapper, President & CEO, Prince William County Chamber of Commerce. He went on to say, “Improving out transportation infrastructure is crucial to supporting our area’s growth and economic prosperity. This is an investment in our future.”
“Those of us living in the Dulles South area of Loudoun County have experienced many of the benefits and challenges that growth has brought to our community. The families and businesses of Dulles South want and deserve sensible transportation solutions that will maintain our prosperity relieve the traffic congestion that is keeping too many parents stuck in traffic, trying to get home to their families,” said Val Walters, Executive Director of the Dulles South Alliance.
Over the next 30 years, Loudoun and Prince William Counties will add 300,000 new jobs and have a combined population of 1.2 million. Today, there are 200,000 north-south vehicle trips a day in the region, which will grow to nearly 400,000 trips by 2040.
“The economic prosperity that Loudoun and Prince William counties enjoy is built on the outstanding quality of life that has attracted so many families and a talented workforce that has fueled our business growth. That quality of life is diminished every day as traffic congestion eats away at the productivity of our businesses and their workers. It is time for federal, state and local officials to move forward on this decades long plan to improve connections between jobs and homes in the area of Virginia that is adding jobs and homes much faster than any other,” said Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.
About the Bi-County Partnership: The Bi-County Partnership is comprised of the Loudoun County, Prince William, Fairfax County and the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the Committee for Dulles, the Dulles Area Transportation Association, the Foreign Trade Zone – 137, the Dulles South Alliance, the Washington Airports Task Force and the Mercure Business Park Association.