RESOLUTION 

A RESOLUTION TO ADDRESS VIRGINIA’S TRANSPORTATION FUNDING CRISIS 

            WHEREAS, the package of transportation taxes and fees enacted by the 2007 Session of the General Assembly to address statewide maintenance and regional transportation needs failed because the Virginia Supreme Court invalidated the Northern Virginia regional fees and because the 2008 General Assembly repealed the abusive driver fee program; and

            WHEREAS, the Commonwealth Transportation Board is ready to approve a $1.1 billion reduction in the official six-year forecast, forcing a 44 percent cut in primary, urban roads and secondary roads construction; and

            WHEREAS, the Virginia Municipal League has advocated for a transportation funding model that is adequate, sustainable and dedicated with non-general funds to support Virginia’s transportation network; and

            WHEREAS, Governor Timothy M. Kaine has called the General Assembly into special session on June 23, 2008, to address these funding matters; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of June 2008, That the Board does hereby support the efforts of the Governor and the General Assembly to act swiftly and decisively to approve legislation that will address the transportation funding crisis at the statewide, regional and local levels; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That such legislation should recognize that it is the Commonwealth’s responsibility to impose the new taxes and fees; that the funding purposes must be restricted to ensuring safe roads, relieving traffic congestion, maintaining and increasing transit investments, promoting economic development throughout the state, and providing multi-modal options; and, that providing consumer choices, including the use of tolls on new transportation facilities, is part of the solution to the transportation crisis.

A Copy Teste 

 Paul S. McCulla
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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