Sign our petition to reduce traffic on Virginia's roads without raising taxes
Efficient transportation and infrastructure systems are essential to economic growth and quality of life.
Our aging transportation system is in a state of disrepair and is a negative impact on the quality of life for too many Virginians. In fact, the Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Virginia a C- on its Report Card for Virginia’s Infrastructure. Due to our aging system, Virginians lose thousands of hours to traffic congestion each year. That’s time parents don’t get to spend with families and money lost for our businesses. By combining our current investments with long-term planning, reform and management and additional use of public-private partnerships, Virginia can do better than a C-.
Our transportation system requires maintenance and ongoing planning to maximize the return on taxpayer investments. Virginia must direct its resources toward transportation projects that have the best chance to reduce congestion, improve safety, and promote economic opportunities for Virginians. With the right reform policies, we can help take cars off of the road and further mitigate traffic congestion. Additionally, we need to take meaningful steps to ensure that every transportation dollar is spent wisely. We also need to leverage the use of public-private partnerships in a responsible way that protects taxpayers. When combined, these steps will allow us to improve transportation without additional burdens on taxpayers.
Moreover, our transportation infrastructure — from our ports to rail and transit to surface transportation — should be an engine to support growth because when our system works for our economy, it works for Virginia.
Add your name if you agree with Ed that we need to reduce our traffic congestion on Virginia’s roads.