|Fairfax Chamber Urges General Assembly to VOTE YES on Tranportation Today|
|Published Friday, February 22, 2013|
Tysons Corner, Va. – Last night, the House & Senate Transportation Conference Report was released, and today the Virginia General Assembly will vote on a transportation funding package. Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) President & CEO Jim Corcoran made the following statement:
“Today stands to be a historic day in Virginia. For the first time in 26 years, our Commonwealth is on the brink of achieving the sustainable transportation funding it needs to continue to thrive.
The final decision rests in the hands of the members of the Virginia General Assembly. The Fairfax Chamber, on behalf of the Northern Virginia business community and its 650 member companies representing nearly 500,000 employees in the region, unequivocally urges all General Assembly members to vote yes on transportation today.
The House & Senate Transportation Funding Conference Report provides nearly $900 million a year in statewide funding and over $300 million annually for Northern Virginia, as well as the $300 million needed to complete Phase II of Dulles Rail.
Northern Virginia's transportation crisis degrades our quality of life and seriously threatens our economic competitiveness. It's been more than two decades since we have had an opportunity of this magnitude. If lost, it will not come again soon. The time to act is now.”
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber), the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents 650 member companies with nearly 500,000 employees throughout the region. Since 1925, the Chamber has been working to build a strong business community by providing unparalleled access to business development & thought leadership opportunities; professional development & mentoring; business advocacy and strategic community partnerships. Learn more about the Chamber at www.fairfaxchamber.org.