Friday, December 9, 2011

Governor McDonnell Outlines 2012 Transportation Plan

Speaking to more than 700 hundred industry and transportation agency professionals yesterday during the 2011 Governor's Transportation Conference in Norfolk, Gov. Bob McDonnell outlined his transportation policy and funding plans for the upcoming 2012 General Assembly Session. 

The governor called for changes in laws governing the allocation of future surpluses to transportation, dedicating portions of revenue growth attributable to transportation infrastructure projects to transportation, increasing the portion of sales tax dedicated to transportation, the establishment of an Interstate 85 Connector Economic Development and Promotion Zone to encourage businesses to invest in Virginia and ship through Virginia ports, and the advancement of Virginia's commercial space flight programs. 

Read the official Press release from the governor's office.

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