A pair of bills aimed at tackling Northern Virginia's road congestion were killed by a Senate committee Monday, as well as one that would have given Gov. Bob McDonnell a long-coveted seat on Metro's board of directors.This is the last week of Virginia's General Assembly as lawmakers work to finish their work in Richmond.
Proposals that would direct the Virginia Department of Transportation to use computer models to determine which Northern Virginia transportation projects would provide the most congestion relief, as well as divert available money to those projects, were rejected by the commonwealth's Senate Finance Committee.
Monday, February 21, 2011
State Senate kills transportation bills for NoVa
David Sherfinski at the Washington Examiner reports that the Virginia State Senate was busy Monday: