Legislation # 08-0265 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 6/18/2008
Title Resolution to Address Virginia’s Transportation Funding Crisis
Legislation History 08-0265
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
6/18/2008 Approved
6/17/2008 Received By Clerk's Office
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Legislation Text 08-0265


City of Hampton, Virginia


22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669



File Number: 08-0265


Enactment Number: -


Resolution to Address Virginias Transportation Funding Crisis


WHEREAS, the package of transportation taxes and fees enacted by the 2007 Session of the General Assembly to address statewide maintenance and regional transportation needs failed because the Virginia Supreme Court invalidated the Northern Virginia regional fees and because the 2008 General Assembly repealed the abusive driver fee program; and


WHEREAS, the Commonwealth Transportation Board is ready to approve a $1.1 billion reduction in the official six-year forecast, forcing a 44 percent cut in primary, urban roads and secondary roads construction; and


WHEREAS, Governor Timothy M. Kaine has called the General Assembly into special session on June 23 to address these funding matters;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia does hereby support efforts of the Governor and the General Assembly to act swiftly and decisively to approve legislation that will address the transportation funding crisis at the statewide, regional and local levels; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, such legislation should recognize that it is the Commonwealths responsibility to impose the new taxes and fees; that the funding should be statewide and must be restricted to ensuring safe roads, relieving traffic congestion, in particular at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, maintaining and increasing transit investments, promoting economic development throughout the state, and providing multi-modal options; and that providing consumer choices, including the use of tolls on new transportation facilities, is part of the solution to the transportation crisis.


Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on June 18, 2008.




Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor





Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council