Commission of the Future of Transportation in Virginia
December 10, 1997, Richmond
The meeting's major focus was consideration of a draft report on the commission's work to the Governor and the 1998 Session of the General Assembly. After a wide-ranging general discussion of the issues raised during the commission's two years of work, the panel agreed to recommend the passage of five pieces of legislation:
The panel also agreed to recommend an amendment to the budget bill to provide for a study of the needs of Virginians who cannot drive.
There being no objection from the voting members of the commission, the draft final report to the Governor and General Assembly was deemed approved.
If an extension of the commission's mandate is approved by the 1998 General Assembly, the panel's work in the coming year will most likely focus on prioritizing and providing adequate funding for transportation needs identified in the commission's interim report (House Document No. 12, 1998).
The Honorable William P. Robinson, Jr., Chairman
Legislative Services contact: Alan B. Wambold