Thursday, July 19, 2007

More on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Vote

Catch the Connection article on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's vote on July 12 to approve new taxes to raise $300 million for transportation.

According to the article, the new taxes, spread over vehicle registration, auto maintenance and the tourist industry, will take effect Jan. 1, 2008, and are expected to raise approximately $300 million annually for transit and road projects in Northern Virginia.

The authority - made up of local elected leaders, General Assembly members and state appointees - voted overwhelmingly in favor of the tax package. Several authority members said they were not happy about raising local taxes but felt the decision was necessary.

The Connection went on to add that Loudoun County Board of Supervisors chairman Scott York voted for only two of the seven taxes.

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