Long Range Planning
4:22 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Six Appointed to Transportation Board

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.  

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

Tommie McNeil reports.

McAuliffe says this is a bipartisan group of individuals—all with vast experience dealing with transportation issues.  Two are former members of the General Assembly.  He says board members have a major responsibility, and he wanted to make sure that every penny the state has for transportation is used wisely.

McAuliffe says the CTB will implement its current plan in phases, and the priority is reducing traffic off of I-95 in Northern Virginia and I-64 in the Hampton Roads region. He also says committing to high-speed rail is part of the planning process.