Jan 30, 2013
Call for action: Virginia’s transportation crisis
30 Jan 2013
We all know that transportation is critical for Virginia’s economy. We need roads, bridges, tunnels, buses, and trains to get to school, to get to work, and for goods and customers to move.
For decades, though, we have faced a transportation funding crisis as the General Assembly has postponed action. It’s time for that to end. We need a sound and reliable transportation infrastructure to continue to attract businesses — and jobs — to Virginia.
Several solid, reasonable plans have been introduced to fund Virginia’s transportation projects — Governor McDonnell’s (supported by Speaker Bill Howell, Delegate Tim Hugo, and Senator Steve Newman), and proposals from senators Dick Saslaw and John Watkins, and from Delegate Dave Albo.
There are clearly options and ideas on the table, so we must make our message to our representatives just as clear: The time is now to pass adequate, sustainable funding for Virginia’s transportation. Find a way to do it.
Contact your state senator and delegate today to encourage them to take action.