VDOT http://wvtf.org en V-DOT Construction Means Traffic Headaches for Virginia Motorists http://wvtf.org/post/v-dot-construction-means-traffic-headaches-virginia-motorists <p>When the Virginia General Assembly approved new transportation funding this year, it also allocated 2-and-a-half billion dollars more than VDOT&#39;s previous six-year transportation improvement plan. That is allowing the agency to focus aggressively on some badly needed construction projects statewide to relieve congestion, make repairs, and build new lanes. But it will also mean some headaches for motorists traveling on some of the busiest stretches of Virginia.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:50:44 +0000 Tommie McNeil 11399 at http://wvtf.org V-DOT Construction Means Traffic Headaches for Virginia Motorists Is a Toll a Tax? http://wvtf.org/post/toll-tax <p>State leaders say they do not have a contingency plan if the Virginia Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling that tolls are taxes and not user fees.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A group of Hampton Roads residents won a victory earlier this year over whether or not they are being unfairly tolled to pay for construction of a second Midtown Tunnel and maintenance of other tunnels.</p><p>Those who support VDOT's position say that if residents within that region win this lawsuit, citizens throughout the entire state will lose.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:21:31 +0000 Tommie McNeil 10354 at http://wvtf.org Is a Toll a Tax? Coalfields Expressway http://wvtf.org/post/coalfields-expressway <p>People who oppose the proposed “coal fields expressway” are staging a protest in Abingdon Virginia, where coal company, Alpha Natural Resources is holding its annual meeting Wednesday, May 22.<br><br>The protestors say they’ll call attention to the company’s role in what’s known as the Coalfields Expressway.&nbsp; A proposed 50 mile road, supporters say will improve transportation in far southwest Virginia and help the local economy.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:22:39 +0000 Robbie Harris 4741 at http://wvtf.org Coalfields Expressway Cemetery is in the Path of Route 29 Bypass http://wvtf.org/post/cemetery-path-route-29-bypass <p>The Virginia Department of Transportation has cleared another speed bump in its drive to build a bypass to Route 29 through Albemarle County.&nbsp;</p><p>Those who oppose the 29 bypass have made many arguments.&nbsp; Some think the project, which VDOT predicts will cost about $240 million is too expensive for the limited time drivers would save.&nbsp; Others worry about the impact on health from a six-mile road that would pass by six schools, while a third group feared trucks with hazardous cargo could pass too close to the city’s water supply.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:44:36 +0000 Sandy Hausman 2586 at http://wvtf.org Cemetery is in the Path of Route 29 Bypass Virginia's Transportation Package http://wvtf.org/post/virginias-transportation-package <p>Governor McDonnell has proposed amendments to the transportation-funding package that was hammered out by conferees and passed by the General Assembly last month.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:15:06 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 1960 at http://wvtf.org Virginia's Transportation Package