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More Forums Set on Virginia Transportation

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, which on Sunday will be empowered to use regional taxes for congestion relief, has released an updated list of public forums leading up to its big meeting on July 12.

Northern Virginians can use these forums to learn more about the powers of the authority, the projects on its initial to-do list and the ways it plans to raise the money. They can also tell members of the authority's board what they think of those plans.

This is the schedule.

Thursday: Town hall meeting at 7 p.m. in Verizon Auditorium, George Mason University, Prince William Campus, 10900 University Blvd., Manassas. Speaker sign-up to begin at 6:30 p.m.

July 9: Fairfax County Board Chairman Gerry Connolly will brief the board at 10 a.m. in the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

July 12: The transportation authority holds a public hearing to consider enacting the seven taxes and fees authorized by the General Assembly as well as an initial set of projects and a bond issue. The authority may act on these issues following the hearing. People may speak about this for three minutes each from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cafetorium in Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, 7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.

There's a lot at stake here for the Washington suburbs. You can read more about the authority's plans, including the taxes and the projects, at the authority's new Web site.

By Robert Thomson  |  June 27, 2007; 7:53 AM ET
Categories:  Transportation Politics  
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