Transportation group backs McDonnell's ABC privatization plan
The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, a business-supported group that lobbies for transportation funding, is backing Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal to privatize the state's liquor system.
But the group wants to ensure that the proposal is just one piece of a larger transportation plan for the state.
"It is the Alliance's recommendation that rather than a stand-alone proposal, the sale of ABC stores should be part of a broader proposal that includes new or expanded sustainable transportation revenue streams,'' said David Guernsey, the group's past chairman, in a statement released Friday. "Such an approach, in the Alliance's view, not only comes closer to meeting the commonwealth's transportation needs, but also is likely to command even greater bipartisan and bicameral support."
McDonnell (R) estimates that privatizing the stores could bring in a one-time windfall of $300 million to $800 million for transportation.
August 27, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Liquor privatization , Robert F. McDonnell , Transportation
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