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 Spend More vs. Save More

Some believe it's important to save as much money as possible for really important things in life such as a home, their kids' education and retirement. Others spend money as fast as it comes in figuring money for such things will materialize somehow. (It generally does not.)

A similar dichotomy of thinking and acting is materializing on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority where some members are arguing in favor of saving and banking more regional funding dollars for projects of greatest regional significance such as upgrading I-66, while others argue for spending virtually every dollar as it comes in (on projects that fall far short of the "regional significance" mark).

Some observers believe that the push to spend as much and save as little as possible is motivated by a desire to make certain that sufficient regional funds never exist for major highway improvements that would most relieve our region's congestion. That may or may not be the case.

However, one thing is certain: Spending virtually every dime as it comes in, rather than saving more for tomorrow, will ensure that the region will never have the resources necessary to build the highway and transit projects it most needs.Northern Virginia Transportation Authority wants to know how YOU think it should invest.

Saving More Regional Funds for
Investments that Matter Most is
Smart Transportation Policy

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2013  What You Need to Know about Transportation Seminar
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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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  Fact: 82% of all daily trips in this area are by automobile, 11% by walking or bicycle and 7% by bus or rail.
Fact: Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William are Virginia’s top three largest counties.
Fact: The combined population within Loudoun and Prince William counties’ borders (849,000) nearly equals  that within the borders of the District of Columbia and Arlington County (860,000).