Texting-while-driving was already against the law, but now police have a new tool that will enable them to hand out more citations.
Supporters of the revised Virginia law hope that steep fines will deter drivers from taking their eyes off the road to read and send text messages.
Lawmakers overcame privacy concerns about police peering into vehicles as the evidence piled up about the growing number of deadly accidents due to texting. Bill sponsor Delegate Rich Anderson says now the law has some teeth.
After months of study, officials with the Virginia Museum of Transportation believe they will find the financial support needed to get the iconic Norfolk & Western 611 Steam Locomotive back on the rails. The news comes as part of the “Fire Up 611” campaign—but officials say the effort will rely on rail fans worldwide to stoke her fire.
It’s a sound that’s captivated rail buffs for decades, the baritone whistle of the famous 611, affectionately known as the graceful giant.
Americans waste an average of $818 a year sitting in traffic. A study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute also says we’ll plan on an hour in rush-hour traffic for every 20-minutes of driving in normal traffic.
All that time adds up and that is the reason Virginia has almost 20 rideshare agencies. Jeremy Holmes is Program Director of Ride Solutions in Roanoke.
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.
The protestors say they’ll call attention to the company’s role in what’s known as the Coalfields Expressway. A proposed 50 mile road, supporters say will improve transportation in far southwest Virginia and help the local economy.