Peace Statement on Transportation

“For over a year we have asked for a plan from the Governor's office and now we have it. Instead of knee-jerk reactions we should take some time and review what merits his plan may have if any. So the tone must change. At first glance though, I believe that many of the taxes proposed are regressive and hit working people hard." "I would also hope that before any revenue is raised that we have a lock-box to guarantee that the money actually goes to transportation. State and local governments should work together to create better long range planning. Traffic is an effect of the land use decisions made at the local level. As an alternative we must ask whether there is a way to empower the local governments in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads to address the transportation issues in their regions.”