The Gas Tax Shortfall

As the Administration rolls out a new infrastructure plan proposal, it’s useful to remember where the money comes from that funds these programs.  As we’ve talked about before, it’s a myth that transportation projects in the U.S. are funded entirely from gas taxes and user fees.  Mass Transit Magazine makes the point again in a fresh review of the current state of funding in the U.S.

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2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Roundup – January 23, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Roundup – January 9, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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Transit Development Plans aka Evaluate and Improve the Region’s Transit

The three public bus systems in the New River Valley have announced workshop dates where you can participate in improving the region’s transit systems. This is part of the Transit Development Plan that will look at current service and future needs.

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Potential Improvements to Roanoke’s Williamson Road

Williamson Road in Roanoke is often called the city’s Main Street.  The several-mile stretch that crosses from Roanoke City into Roanoke County and conenct’s Downtown Roanoke to Hollins University hold a huge diversity of businesses and crosses a large number of varied neighborhoods.  It’s also in need of some TLC.

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Transportation Construction in the New River Valley

At the Montgomery County chamber’s monthly “Eggs and Issues”, Thomas DiGiulian with the VDOT Salem District spoke to an early morning group about transportation in the New River Valley. While he spoke on a number of topics, it seems timely to share with you readers the status of some higher profile projects happening in the area as students head back to school and we see the last of summer’s lighter schedule.

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