Virginia Traffic Dilemmas Tackled in Governor's $3.7 Billion Plan

Vadum, Matthew
January 2006
Bond Buyer;1/23/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32303, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 3.7 billion dollar plan of Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine to solve traffic congestion problems of the state. The plan will use tax increases and hikes in user fees. 3.74 billion dollars in extra revenue for transportation projects is expected to be generated over four years.


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