Wednesday, August 22, 2007

To Fix Transportation, Keep Out the Politics

According to an article in yesterday's Times Community newspaper, to truly solve the region's transportation woes, the newly empowered regional transportation authority needs to place itself firmly above local politics.

The paper reports the take home message is to tell political leaders to stop dithering and make strong, long-term regional priorities for transportation. Bob Chase, president of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, made this case to members of the Committee for Dulles at its monthly luncheon. He implored the assembled business contingent to throw its support behind leaders who embrace this concept.

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