Virginia's Big Battles Over Transportation

Virginia's Big Battles Over Transportation

We learn about how transportation became the "third rail" of Virginia politics, and what's likely to happen on the issue in Richmond this year.

It's the "third rail" of Virginia politics: transportation. Everyone agrees that the Commonwealth's aging road and rail infrastructure needs an upgrade, but figuring out how to pay for it has tripped up popular governors from both political parties. This time around, Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) is endorsing a plan to eliminate the gas tax and raise the state's sales tax instead. We get an update on his plan and explore its odds for success in Richmond.

Guests

Martin Di Caro

Transportation Reporter, WAMU

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