Advocate for a managed lanes and bus rapid transit system, maximizing private sector investment, to improve mobility in the I-66 corridor while minimizing potential impacts to its communities, businesses and commuters. While we acknowledge the commitment by Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne to deliver major I-66 improvements, we believe their current position to fund improvements with just public financing could be a disaster for Virginia taxpayers and I-66 commuters. VDOT should maximize private sector investment to finance, build, operate, and maintain a managed lane system in the I-66 corridor.
SUPPORTING BUS RAPID TRANSIT
While we don't oppose a metrorail extension, a bus rapid transit system utilizing new I-66 HOT Lanes would provide a cost effective solution to attracting more transit users.
PROTECT TAXPAYERS AND
LOCAL ROAD PROJECTS
If VDOT relies on public financing alone it would put Virginia taxpayers at risk for a massive bailout and potentially delay or cancel local road projects across Virginia.
MINIMIZE IMPACTS TO COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESSES
If VDOT advances the public financing option, it could take a decade or more to build. Do I-66 commuters, residents, and businesses really want to endure an eternal construction zone?
CONGESTION RELIEF IS NEEDED NOW
The I-66 Corridor in Virginia is gridlocked. Commuters, residents, and businesses are suffering. Improvements are needed now. Attracting private sector investments would deliver major improvements quicker.