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HeadlinesJune 7, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Speed Limit Increase on 495 Express Lanes Northern Virginia
Drivers will Experience an Even Faster Commute on the Express Lanes
ALEXANDRIA - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the speed limit on the 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia will increase from 55 mph to 65 mph. The speed increase will take effect on or about June 24 and provide Northern Virginia drivers with an even faster, more predictable option on the Capital Beltway in Virginia.
GOV. MCDONNELL LAUNCHES I-66 CONNECTED-VEHICLE TEST BED
FAIRFA X— Gov. Bob McDonnell today launched a research project with the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, which will use a section of Interstate 66 in Fairfax County as a test bed for connected-vehicle and connected-infrastructure technology. The four-square-mile test bed is located on I-66 between the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) and Nutley Street, and on parallel U.S. 50 and U.S. 29.
May 28, 2013
VIRGINIA RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships Receives Two Awards at 2013 Partnership Awards
RICHMOND - Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that Virginia's Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships was recently recognized as an international leader in Public-Private Partnerships, receiving two awards at the 2013 Partnership Awards in London. The Partnership Awards is an annual event that recognizes public-private projects, teams, and innovation across the globe.
May 15, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSPORTATON FUNDING TO BRING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO I-264 AND I-64 IN HAMPTON ROADS REGION
Virginia Department of Transportation advertises $120 million project to the highway construction industry
RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has advertised a $120 million project to rehabilitate 163 lane miles of I-264 and I-64 in the Hampton Roads region. Contracts are scheduled to be awarded by the end of the year, with construction beginning early next year. In the meantime, VDOT continues to address deteriorating sections of pavement.
May 15, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING LAW PUMPS AN ADDITIONAL $4 BILLION INTO THE DRAFT SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Commonwealth Transportation Board releases greatly enhanced draft program which includes new and sustainable revenues from HB 2313 for highway, rail and other transportation projects
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that HB 2313, the transportation funding bill he signed into law this week, went into immediate action today when the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released the state’s working draft of the Fiscal Years 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program. The program allocates $15.4 billion, a $4 billion increase, in funding to transportation improvements over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2013. Improvements include highway, road, rail, transit and bridge projects and other improvements across the state. Each year the six-year program is updated to reflect the latest projected revenues and transportation priorities.
May 14, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK BY DESIGNATING TODAY TRANSPORTATION DAY IN VIRGINIA
Highlights Progress Toward Addressing Challenges and Opportunities Facing Transportation in Virginia
RICHMOND - Gov. Bob McDonnell, in recognition of National Transportation Week, today issued a proclamation celebrating the importance of transportation to the Commonwealth and highlighted the administration's progress toward addressing the challenges and opportunities facing Virginia's networks of roads, bridges, rail lines and transit facilities. Chief among the administration's successes is the recently enacted bipartisan transportation funding bill, which the governor ceremonially signed into law yesterday.