Where Transportation “Wish Lists” Meet Reality

We’re running out of money for new roads and transit construction in Virginia, and the bank account is draining faster than expected.

If you want to suggest what transportation projects the Commonwealth Transportation Board should cut from the proposed Six-Year Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2009-2014,  the last public hearing is tomorrow –  January 13, 7:00pm at the Fairfax Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway).

As described in the news release, “This mid-year revision of the fiscal year 2009-2014 program is in response to transportation revenue reductions of more than $2.6 billion resulting from the downturn in the economy.”

In addition, the General Assembly starts its next session on January 14.

If you think the state should impose more taxes/fees in order to build more lane-miles and expand transit infrastucture… now is the time to speak up.

If you think the state should raid the General Fund, cutting services for education/medication/incarceration in order to build more lane-miles and expand transit infrastucture… now is the time to speak up. 

And if you think the state should limit future spending for new transportation projects and focus on maintenance/rebuilding of existing roads/bridges/rail systems…  now is the time to speak up.

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