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General Assembly Update

January 16, 2013


Governor McDonnell’s proposed plan will provide more than $3.1 billion in transportation funding for the Commonwealth over the next five years, including $1.8 billion for new construction. It will end the state’s crossover issue, in which money meant for construction is currently diverted to maintenance. The plan ties future transportation funding to economic growth and makes Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate its gas tax, a rapidly declining revenue source. The full plan is available here: Governor’s Transportation Funding Plan

The following organizations have endorsed the Governor’s plan:

  • American Concrete Paving Association - Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • Associated General Contractors of Virginia
  • Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of Teamsters
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
  • CSX Transportation, Inc.
  • Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  • Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association
  • Homebuilders Association of Virginia
  • Heavy Construction Contractors Association
  • Old Dominion Highway Contractors Association
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Richmond Area Municipal Contractors Association
  • Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Precast Concrete Association of Virginia
  • Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Union
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Virginia Asphalt Association
  • Virginia Association of REALTORS
  • Virginia Automobile Dealers Association
  • Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Virginians for High Speed Rail
  • Virginia Railroad Association
  • Virginia Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
  • Virginia Regional Transit
  • Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance
  • Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce