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Working with local and regional partners in government, the Commonwealth should be doing much more to incentivizesmart growth and modern land use planning.
Our transportation network’s top priority should be to maximize the growtho our economy. People should be able to reely move around their communities and goods should be able to quicklyand easily make it to market. Projects should increase land value and drive economic growth.
By encouraging use o best practices by developers and localplanners, like interconnectivity and modern development strategies, we can reduce the burdens on ourtransportation inrastructure.
We should make sure that we’re targeting our projects to the specifcproblems they’re designed to fx. Sometimes a turn lane or a wider ramp can do as much good as added lanes orentirely new roads.
We should evaluate projects based on all o the benefts they’llbring to our communities: economic impact, congestion relie, open space preservation, and all o the other actorsthat go into building vibrant, livable communities.
Richmond doesn’t know the needs and special circumstances o every community inVirginia and it shouldn’t pretend to. When a problem arises in our transportation system we should work together toexplore all o the possible alternatives.
. We should ocus on the investments that give Virginians choices about how they want toget around: transit systems, walking, biking, and a well maintained and uncongested system o roads.
Virginia has remarkable assets in our network o reight and passenger rail. These systems support Virginia’s economy andhelp connect Virginia’s businesses and marketplace to the rest o the country.
The Commonwealth should continue to partner withNorolk Southern, CSX, and all other rail operators or reight rail improvements to support Port o Virginiaoperations, distribution, manuacturing, and all other aspects o Virginia’s economy that rely on rail service.
Our rail policy should be making it easier to partner with private rail companies to makeour highways saer and get trucks o the road.
Virginia’s cities and citizens need to be connected to other markets.We should continue to invest in those lines that make economic sense to ensure that our passenger rail service isast, requent, reliable, and aordable:
Supporting passenger rail to Roanoke.
Continued support or the Lynchburg and Charlottesville line.