Saturday, December 17, 2005

Truck Lanes

The News-Leader reports on Governor Mark Warner's proposed 25 million dollars for designated truck-lanes on interstate 81. Two potential '09 candidates has opinions on the matter: Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, said he did not support truck-only lanes. "We need to expedite truck traffic, but most of us have come to the conclusion that the best way to make improvements is to methodically put in third lanes in the more critical sections of the highway." Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, said he was "encouraged" by the governor's proposal, but needed time to study its details in the context of the full budget, which is scheduled to be announced today. "Not a lot has gotten done in transportation in the last four years," he said. "We'll see what we can do this time around. "We still don't have a good sense of direction for I-81," he added. "We don't have a comprehensive solution." Its refreshing to hear Virginia Republicans talk about fixing transportation problems. Delegate Saxman said what alot of people should be saying...what has Mark Warner ACTUALLY done to help fix the transportation problem? Even though he is chivalrous, and leaves an opening for Tim Kaine to fix the problem, I have yet to hear Governor-elect Kaine come up with comprehensive ideas.


At 12/17/2005 10:41:00 PM, Blogger RightsideVA said...

Reminds me of all the Clinton(s) statements on what President Bush should do. Why did he not do it during his 8 years? Kyoto is a recent topic Slick Willie has jumped on. If true, why did Clinton wait 8 years and yet do nothing? Will be interesting to see what Timmy does with his time...


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