Fairfax Supervisors Endorse
Coalition Funding Resolution
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a private sector coalition funding resolution calling on Governor Bob McDonnell and members of both parties in the state legislature to work together to "secure significant new, dedicated, reliable transportation revenues drawing on a package of balanced and equitable funding sources" in the 2012 General Assembly.
In taking this position, the Board joins a coalition of 26 major business and community organizations in urging bipartisan cooperation on a priority critical to Virginia's future mobility, job creation and prosperity.
"As Virginia's and the metropolitan Washington region's largest jurisdiction, Fairfax County's action is particularly significant," said Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance Chairman Mark Looney. "Transportation funding is a key public-private sector priority. Better transportation benefits everyone and new, reliable, long-term funding is essential to realizing those benefits. The Coalition urges other jurisdictions to endorse this Resolution or adopt similar measures."
The Board's action was taken at its December 6th meeting and based on a motion by Legislative Committee Chair Jeff McKay.
The Resolution notes that while bonds, public-private sector partnerships, infrastructure banks, tolls and other currently used mechanisms are part of the solution, they are "inadequate, individually or collectively, to address well-documented (transportation) needs." The Resolution further states that the "Commonwealth's transportation needs cannot be met without new, reliable revenues in the form of dedicated taxes and/or fees."
To read the text and the resolution and the list of other signatories, click here.
More Signatories Are Welcome