Thursday, April 4, 2013

Virginia House Democrats Applaud Passage of Transportation Package

RICHMOND — Virginia House of Delegates applauds the passage of the historic bipartisan transportation bill that addresses the Commonwealth’s urgent transportation needs. 

“It’s encouraging to see Democrats and Republicans again come together today in passing a bipartisan plan designed to address our transportation challenges”,” said House Democratic Leader Delegate David Toscano.  “While this plan isn’t perfect, it does provide much needed funds to repair our crumbling roads and build our infrastructure for the future.  This is long overdue and I am pleased to support it a second time.”

“It has been over 20 years since members of the General Assembly have come together to pass a comprehensive transportation funding plan,” said House Democratic Chair Mark Sickles.  “Today members from both sides of the aisle came together to pass a bill that will provide almost 40,000 jobs in new construction.  We will now be able to repair and modernize our transportation system by growing Virginia’s economy and improving the overall quality of life for all Virginians.”

Former Transportation Secretary Delegate Vivian Watts added, “Even though this plan isn’t perfect, it is an important step in moving Virginia forward. Virginians have waited too long for a long-term transportation funding plan, but now we have a plan that provides much needed revenue to fix and build Virginia’s transportation infrastructure.  By ending the gridlock in Richmond, we will begin to end the gridlock on the roads for Virginians.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

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