The annual license tax imposed on hybrid vehicles as part of last year’s transportation-funding law may be on its way out. The Virginia Senate has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the tax, which was never popular in the first place.
Lawmakers who did not want to jeopardize the transportation compromise last year now feel free to get rid of that provision.
Officials with the Department of Rail and Public transportation and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement to extend Amtrak service from Lynchburg to Roanoke.
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. State Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Thelma Drake says the agreement is a big step forward
It’s been more than two years since the state vowed to build a road around Charlottesville - allowing truckers and travelers headed for DC or Danville, Lynchburg or Northern Virginia to avoid local congestion. Environmentalists have fought the plan at every turn. Now, with a new governor set to take office, opponents are hoping for a permanent road block, and for many reasons, they might get their way.
In an effort to reduce accidents and fatalities on our roadways, this week has been designated Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, because apparently many of us have a hard time keeping our eyes open, when behind the wheel.
So how often have you taken a long drive, say for vacation or for a business trip, only to find that you’re not quite as alert as you’d hoped? Struggling to stay awake at times.
Virginia is moving ahead with plans for a new highway to replace route 460, the section which runs from Petersburg to Suffolk, but environmentalists are crying foul – complaining construction will wipe-out valuable wetlands.