By Kendall Miller, Public Involvement and Title VI Administrator
On February 22nd, 2013, Virginia’s House of Delegates voted to pass a comprehensive long-term transportation funding and reform package for Virginia, with the State’s Senate following suit on February 23rd. Slated to be signed into law by Governor Bob McDonnell, the package is the first comprehensive overhaul of the way Virginia pays for its transportation system that the legislature has approved since 1986.
The package will generate approximately $880 million annually statewide and includes regional components that will raise approximately $300-350 million each year for Northern Virginia, and $175-$200 million each year for Hampton Roads.
The following are some of the key provisions of the transportation funding and reform package:
Declaring February 23rd, 2013 “A historic day in Virginia”, Governor Bob McDonnell cited the way in which the legislature worked together across party lines the “Virginia Way” of cooperation and problem solving. To view the Governor’s February23rd, 2013 Press Release, click here.