Talkin' Transportation Funding in Fairfax County
Give a big shout-out and well-deserved kudos to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Recognizing the peril posed to its economic health of leaving Fairfax County's transportation future solely in the hands of the Virginia General Assembly and federal government, the Supervisors have launched an initiative to inform residents of the danger of allowing transportation revenues to continue to decline and local options available to help assure the county has the transportation network it needs to be globally competitive in the 21st century.
The County has determined that over the next decade a $3 billion gap or $300 million per year exists between what is needed and what is likely to be available from projected local, regional, state, federal and private sources.
With the assistance of its Transportation Advisory Committee, business organizations and other community representatives, the County has developed excellent information on the seriousness of the problem, a menu of transportation options and what such options might cost the average household (in many cases relatively little).
No decisions have been made. So public input is very important.
Nine Public Meetings: This information will be presented at nine public meetings between September 24th and October 11th. For a complete listing of dates/times/locations, click here.
On-Line Survey: County residents can also provide input via an on-line survey that will be open from September 24th to October 12th.
More Information: For more information and to take the online survey, click here.
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