RESOLUTION TO GOVERNOR TIMOTHY KAINE
AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINA
URGING AN INCREASE IN STATE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia needs an additional $7.0 billion in funding to complete the interstate, primary, urban and secondary projects in the State Six Year Improvement Program; and
WHEREAS, Virginia counties are receiving almost $60 million less in current state Secondary Road funding than in 1996; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the 37 percent cut in the Secondary Road construction program, the new State Six Year Improvement Program includes drastic cuts to the Primary construction program; and
WHEREAS, VDOT and Albemarle County have identified a number of priority road projects that are critical to the effective movement of traffic in the community which are now seriously threatened by the lack of state funding; and
WHEREAS, there are $185 million in candidate primary and interstate projects in Albemarle County; and
WHEREAS, the cost to complete existing interstate, primary and secondary projects in Albemarle County is almost $134 million; and
WHEREAS, Albemarle County is receiving approximately $1.1 million less in state Secondary Road funding than in 1996 and approximately $0.8 million less in total Secondary Road funding than in 1996.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby express the urgent need for more transportation funding for current and future transportation projects in the County of Albemarle.
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