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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Transportation

Airport board split over new chief executive candidate

The governing board of the Washington area's two main airports and the project to extend Metrorail to Dulles International remained divided Wednesday, taking no action to name a new chief executive.

By Ann E. Marimow  | March 2, 2011; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Transportation  
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Updated: Warner: McDonnell's transportation plan is not 'fiscally conservative'

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) said in an interview with WSLS that Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) plan to pump nearly $3 billion in the state's roads over three years is not "fiscally conservative" and will not solve the state's transportation problems.

By Anita Kumar  | February 14, 2011; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Mark Warner, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate, Transportation  
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New commercial transportation tax, less school construction money proposed in Alexandria

Alexandria City Manager James K. Hartmann proposed a $553.4 million budget Tuesday night to the City Council that includes a transportation add-on tax for commercial properties but no new fees, taxes or service reductions for residents.

By Christy Goodman  | February 8, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Budget, Christy Goodman, Transportation  
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What do Va. commuters need?

Robert Thomson reports on the Dr. Gridlock blog that TRIP, a research and advocacy group sponsored by insurance companies, transportation businesses, labor unions and others interested in building the transportation system, released a list today showing transportation projects it says Virginia needs to prosper.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 8, 2011; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Transportation  | Tags:  BRAC, base realignment and closure, transportation, virginia transportation  
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Strong bipartisan majority in Senate adopts governor's transportation plan

The Democratic-led Virginia Senate handed Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) a major victory Monday as the chamber passed a bill to accelerate about $3 billion in debt financing to fund road and transit projects around the state.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | February 7, 2011; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate, Transportation  
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Virginia House passes McDonnell's transportation funding plan

Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation proposal moved one step closer to reality Friday.

By Anita Kumar  | February 4, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate, Transportation, William Howell  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Va. cancels plans for I-395 HOT lanes inside Beltway , Rosalind S. Helderman , February 2, 2011
Legislators want to limit future debt, Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman , January 25, 2011
Key Democrat says he's likely to vote for McDonnell road bonds, Rosalind S. Helderman , January 14, 2011
Democrats accuse Republicans of playing 'games' on transportation, Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman , December 17, 2010
Alexandria endorses some Mark Center road improvements , Christy Goodman , December 14, 2010
McDonnell's road plan may benefit from tweak to state credit limit, Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman , December 10, 2010
VDOT speeding process for bidding road construction projects, Rosalind S. Helderman , December 6, 2010
Defense Department to investigate Mark Center move, Washington Post Editors , November 17, 2010
UPDATED: Virginia denied seats on Metro board , Anita Kumar , October 8, 2010
Rep. Connolly to slug to work, Anita Kumar , August 20, 2010
Virginia transportation department gets permanent chief, Rosalind S. Helderman , July 9, 2010
Metro to Va.: Renew pledge for cash, Ann Scott Tyson and Christy Goodman , June 24, 2010
Alexandria: Virginia should pay Metro match, Anita Kumar , June 24, 2010
Contract awarded for spot improvements on I-66, Rosalind S. Helderman , May 19, 2010
Bill to end radar detector ban advances, Washington Post Editors , February 4, 2010
Rest stops to reopen, McDonnell pledges, Rosalind S. Helderman , December 8, 2009
Fact Check: Fueling the Debate Over Taxes, Anne Bartlett , October 18, 2009
Get Your Questions Answered, and Debate the Transportation Plans, Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 7, 2009
Rep. Gerry Connolly's Takes Questions on Health Care, Election '09, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 24, 2009
Fack Checker: McDonnell and School Funding, Anne Bartlett , September 20, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 18, 2009
Fairfax Urges Kaine to Re-Start HOT Lane Project, Derek Kravitz , September 14, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , August 19, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , August 18, 2009
Daily Virginia Roundup, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 3, 2009
Kaine: House Obstructing Transpo Solution, Rosalind S. Helderman , June 14, 2009
Moran and Deeds Debate Gas Tax Increase, Tim Craig , July 11, 2008
Few Words, But The Blame Continues, Tim Craig , July 9, 2008
House Republicans and Democrats Get Testy, Anita Kumar , June 26, 2008
Janis Continues to Criticize Kaine, Anita Kumar , June 23, 2008
Special Session Bill List Continues to Grow, washingtonpost.com editors , June 23, 2008
Special Session Begins Monday, Anita Kumar , June 20, 2008
Tempers Flare in the Final Days of Session, Anita Kumar , March 6, 2008
Marshall Gloats - Just a Little, Anita Kumar , February 29, 2008
Text of Kaine Speech, Steve Fehr , January 9, 2008
Winners and Losers, Anita Kumar , December 7, 2007
Are You Ready to Talk Gas Tax Increase?, Tim Craig , December 6, 2007
Radio Discussion on Virginia Politics, Tim Craig , November 16, 2007
Conservatives Step up Pressure to Oust Howell, Tim Craig , November 16, 2007
Doug Denneny Kicks Off Campaign for Congress, Tim Craig , November 15, 2007
Bob Marshall Takes Aim at Speaker Howell, Tim Craig , November 12, 2007
Poll Shows Voters Frustrated With Traffic, Tim Craig , October 15, 2007
 
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