Dems seek VDOT funds for BRAC
Christy Goodman reports on the Virginia Politics blog that the state's top Democrats -- U.S. Reps. James P. Moran and Gerald E. Connolly and Sens. Mark R. Warner and James Webb -- sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Robert McDonnell requesting uncommitted state transportation funds be used for Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) improvements.
"We have a large number of unfunded infrastructure requirements across Virginia, and BRAC-related challenges are some of the most pressing. We believe VDOT funds to improve access to BRAC-affected military installations in the Commonwealth would not only greatly alleviate anticipated congestion but also enhance economic development and demonstrate the state's willingness to remain a strong partner in our nation's defense," read the letter.
The legislators highlighted the need for road improvements to avoid major delays as 22,000 federal employees relocate to Fort Belvoir, the Mark Center and the Engineering Proving Ground.
The governor announced a $3 billion transportation plan last week that has come under fire from all sides of the General Assembly.
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