Transportation Funding http://wvtf.org en VDOT Establishes Transportation Priorities http://wvtf.org/post/vdot-establishes-transportation-priorities <p>Every year V-DOT brings before the public a six year improvement program that includes new projects along with those that have been on the shelf for years, or even decades. But, this year's prioritizing may come undone.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:31:42 +0000 Tab O'Neal 21260 at http://wvtf.org VDOT Establishes Transportation Priorities Transportation Woes Could Mean More Highway Tolls http://wvtf.org/post/transportation-woes-could-mean-more-highway-tolls <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: normal;">By the end of this summer, the U.S. Trust Fund that pays a significant share of highway construction and repairs will be insolvent, and authorization for transportation programs will expire soon after that.&nbsp; New legislation unveiled by the U.S. Transportation Department includes a provision to lift a decades-old ban ...and allow all states to implement tolls on federal interstate highways across the U.S. Wed, 07 May 2014 11:55:59 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 21045 at http://wvtf.org Transportation Woes Could Mean More Highway Tolls Six Appointed to Transportation Board http://wvtf.org/post/six-appointed-transportation-board <p>Major changes are unfolding in how transportation planning takes place in Virginia. Either one-third of the 18-member Commonwealth Transportation Board have had their terms expire or were "transitioned off," according to Governor McAuliffe.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Governor says the six new members he’s appointing will greatly contribute to easing congestion on the roads, promoting economic development, and supporting local communities</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:22:10 +0000 Tommie McNeil 20797 at http://wvtf.org Six Appointed to Transportation Board Transportation Funding http://wvtf.org/post/transportation-funding <p></p><p>Facing a national transportation budget crisis, some elected leaders are using a Virginia transportation-funding compromise as an example for Congress to take action.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:06:50 +0000 Tommie McNeil 19104 at http://wvtf.org Transportation Funding All Aboard for Roanoke http://wvtf.org/post/all-aboard-roanoke <p>Officials with the Department of Rail and Public transportation and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement to extend Amtrak service from Lynchburg to Roanoke.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor McDonnell says last year’s transportation funding plan was instrumental in funding the return of intercity passenger rail service to the Star City for the first time in more than 30 years.&nbsp; State Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Thelma Drake says the agreement is a big step forward</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:13:31 +0000 Beverly Amsler 15734 at http://wvtf.org All Aboard for Roanoke