2015 General Assembly Session Winding Down
"And Then There Were Few" 
 
 

With "crossover" (time when Virginia House and Senate must finish work on all but budget-bills) now in the rear-view mirror, and less than two weeks remaining in the 2015 General Assembly session, the number of key transportation bills still standing is small.

But while the numbers are few, the transportation topics to be addressed as this session heads into the final days are important to the future of Northern Virginia and statewide transportation investments. 
  • HB 1886, a bill making changes to the Public Private Transportation Act to add additional transparency. Passed the House 98-0, Reported from Senate Transportation Committee 11-0;
  • HB 1887, an omnibus bill brought forward by the Administration changing how statewide transportation funds are allocated. Passed the House 96-2, Reported from Senate Transportation Committee 15-0;
  • HB 1915/SB 1314 bills to revise the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's regional transportation plan to make congestion reduction the primary objective. HB 1915 passed the House 99-0, reported from Senate Transportation 15-0.  SB 1314 passed the Senate 38-0, pending considering in House committee; and,
  • HB 1470, a bill to require that the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority rate highway and transit projects using regional funds on the basis of greatest congestion reduction relative to the cost of the project. Passed the House 97-0; Passed the Senate 38-0.

To learn more about the status of these bills, click on the bill numbers above. And visit the Alliance's General Assembly update page to learn about other transportation related legislation this session.   

(Click on the Alliance Alert Archives button on the left for more Alliance reports on a variety of transportation topics)

ARTICLES, EVENTS AND STUDIES

2013  What You Need to Know about Transportation Seminar
For presentation summaries click here.
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2011 Survey of Metropolitan Washington Area Transportation Professionals on
Regional Transportation Priorities - Final Report


2011: Virginia's Transportation Funding Crisis (UVA Weldon Cooper Center)
 
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10th Annual What You Need to Know about Transportation Seminar Wrap Up (Click here)

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Click here for maps of Northern Virginia's Most Important Priorities
Missing Transportation Links  &
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2014 Virginia General Assembly – For listing and status of key transportation bills click here (or click use Virginia General Assembly tab in left margin.)



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