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The day when the Washington area consisted of the District of Columbia and a collection of small suburban enclaves is long past. Today our metropolitan region is home to nearly 6 million residents, nearly 45% of whom live in Northern Virginia. Only about 12% live in the District of Columbia.
Posted on March 29, 2018 in: 2018 General Assembly • Metro • Northern Virginia Transportation Authority • Transportation Funding
The General Assembly should be applauded for its commitment to meet the $154 million/year goal to provide Virginia’s share of the $500 million system’s capital needs requested by the WMATA General Manager.
However lost in the celebratory headlines is the fact that the proposed funding bill requires the transfer of more than $100 million dollars per year in existing regional and local transportation funds, meaning over time scores and billions of dollars of long-delayed area highway and transit projects will be further delayed or killed.
Absent any changes Northern Virginians who already lead the nation in wasted time and money due to congestion will waste even more.
Urge Governor Northam, today, to amend this legislation by reducing the heavy reliance on regional and local funding. Funding Metro is essential but should not be at the expense of addressing long-neglected regional transportation priorities.
The ACT NOW link below provides sample language and an email link to contact the Governor.
Contact Governor Northam TODAY!
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