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VDOT officials paint bleak picture of future transportation funding at Culpeper meeting

Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne was quick to explain why the Interstate 95 southbound crossing over the Rappahannock River is being funded while the northbound side of the project is not.

“We don’t have the money,” Layne told those who attended a Smart Scale town hall meeting in Culpeper on Monday. Read More

Rail Improvements Key Part of Effort-Column: Improving I-95 corridor through Fredericksburg and Virginia

The rail corridor under study is a busy one—currently, there are 1.6 million passengers traveling through Virginia on Amtrak annually, 9,000 daily VRE users, and freight destined for points north and south. Demands will only increase in the future with a doubling of capacity and the Port of Virginia, completion of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, and continued population and jobs growth.

DC2RVA will increase the benefits of Amtrak and VRE by creating additional capacity and allowing for up to nine more passenger rail round trips daily. The additional tracks and improvements will improve the speed and reliability of these trips through this area to points north and south. These new trains will help reduce congestion on I–95 and provide new travel choices for residents. Read More

Some highways are getting a tuneup in Virginia

From Virginia Business

Virginia has the third-largest state road system in the country. The following list is a sample of major road projects recently completed, under construction or under contract in Virginia. A group of the state’s civil engineers recently gave Virginia an overall grade of C- when it comes to infrastructure, with roads receiving the lowest grades of D. The challenge is keeping pace with the maintenance of aging roads and bridges at a time when increasing transportation funding is hard to come by.

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