Well-maintained roads are necessary for the daily business and life of Virginia citizens.
We need to recognize the importance of using the means currently at our disposal, instead of focusing on attempts to divert funds or increase taxes to pay our infrastructure’s upkeep. Constituents spoke loudly and clearly in 2013 on this topic, and accordingly I voted against the tax & fee-laden transportation package in all of its forms that Session.
Virginia needs to continue reforms in VDOT processes, including continued expansion of private sector involvement in road and highway development, construction, and maintenance. Additionally, we need to prioritize using surplus tax dollars for transportation projects – and commit to using them wisely.