Wednesday, August 14, 2019

VDOT Collecting Comments For I-95 Improvements

Legislation I supported and secured amendments to during the 2019 General Assembly directed CTB to initiate a data-driven study to develop the I-95 Corridor Plan to identify key problem areas, identify potential solutions and areas for additional review and study including investments in transit.  Here is the bill:

In just the last four years, we have:
  • Invested $80 million in Virginia Railway Express
  • Enacted a floor on the local gas tax that provides ongoing funding to Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford transit
  • Funded the widening of the I-95 southbound Occoquan bottleneck
  • Enacted $39.2 million dedicated to I-95 improvements
  • Negotiated the extension of the HOT lanes to Fredericksburg and secured $277 million of funding for additional projects in the I-95 Corridor.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Comment on New HOA/Condo Guidance!

Picture of River Towers After Collapse
The well-publicized partial collapse of River Towers Condominium in Belleview brought to my attention the lack of attention to property maintenance and inadequate capital reserve funds in homeowners associations. 

Last year, the General Assembly passed one bill requiring homeowners associations and condo associations to publish their budgets to their members and provide more transparency about the status of reserve funds.