The Arlington Chamber joined with business organizations from coast to coast in a letter to President Trump and members of Congress calling for an end to the five-week long partial shutdown of the Federal government. The letter noted that the shutdown is causing significant economic harm to families and businesses, and called on leaders to find a solution to the impasse.
As the U.S. House of Representatives considers the FAA Reauthorization Act, the Chamber is calling on House lawmakers to oppose any attempts to change the current high density "slot" and perimeter rules at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. In a letter to House lawmakers, the Chamber explains how such a move could have significant negative impacts on both airports.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce joined businesses from across the metropolitan area in urging the region's top lawmakers and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to take bold and innovative action to reform our regional transit system. The businesses write that reforms must include changes to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) governance, funding, and operations.
The Chamber sent a letter to the County Board expressing support for the broad policy goals of the proposed update to the Community Energy Plan update, and also to a proposed change to the Green Building Incentive. The letter also noted that the manner in which the plan is implemented will ultimately determine its success. As such, the Chamber urged flexibility in implementation so that it is viable and economically feasible for businesses and residents.
The Chamber wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, expressing support for the application from the Commonwealth of Virginia and its partners for credit assistance through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) to extend High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes into the Interstate 395 corridor.
The Chamber sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, requesting the approval of United Airlines’ application for flight service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.