Virginia drivers know that improvements to our transportation system have been long overdue. The people of Northern Virginia and my neighbors in Hampton Roads know all too well what it feels like to sit in traffic as a consequence of the state not meeting its transportation needs. Businesses feel the pain of outdated infrastructure and gridlock. Fostering a strong business climate in our Commonwealth starts with an efficient transportation network.
Since I was elected to the Senate in 2007, I have worked diligently to help find a sustainable source of revenue to fix our transportation crisis without shortchanging key investments in education, law enforcement, and public health. For years, progress in this area has stalled in the General Assembly, but persistence has finally paid off.