Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton used to wonder if Tyson's Corner Mall would ever succeed... now it's being called "the future second downtown of the DC area". (I wonder by who?)
This area has had a real population BOOM; not just the residents growing up and joining the workforce, or having babies, but the immigrants have contributed to the huge rise in traffic struggling to get back and forth to work every day. What are they going to do in the next decade, as the rate of people using public transport or our area's highways continues to expand?
According to Connaughton, we will have to find ways to get around using the transportation systems we already have; no extending the roads, or the subway. I-395, I-95, and I-66 are extended as far as they can go, and it would simply cost too much to extend/expand the subway. (Maybe we can use more shuttle buses, or expresses buses, which will do a heck of a job on our carbon imprint!)
This will probably be good news for those that are equipped to telework. This will become much more important to employers and employees alike, as rush hour traffic gets more and more congested, no matter how you get there!
Does your employer telework? Should it? Got any thoughts on some other ways to halt this mad growth spurt?