For many people, the holiday season means travel, whether across the nation, state, or county. According to AAA, more than 55 million travelers will be taking to the roads and skies this Thanksgiving alone.
Our region is in a unique spot for travel and infrastructure priorities. We live in one of the worst traffic hotspots in the nation, home to four international airports (Norfolk, Richmond, Dulles, and Reagan), amidst the most important rail corridors in the nation, and are served by one of the largest container ports in the country. That is why I am a vocal advocate for these and other projects as your representative in Washington.
Here are just a few of my transportation priorities:
- Addressing long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund
- Expanding access to rural broadband
- Alleviating congestion along I-95
- Improving commuter and freight rail
- Growing the Port of Virginia
- Replacing the Norris Bridge
- Replacing Long Bridge (rail bridge across the Potomac from Virginia to Washington)
Improving our transportation infrastructure throughout the state is one of my top priorities as your representative in Washington, and I will continue to work with state and local leaders as well as officials from the United States Department of Transportation to create a better transportation future in the Commonwealth.