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Governor McAuliffe and Partners Break Ground on I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes Project
Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Department of Rail and Public Transportation, federal, state and local partners, and the Commonwealth’s private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP), to
Governor McAuliffe Announces USDOT Approval of Federal Loan for I-66 Public-Private Partnership
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued their approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the I-66 Outside the
Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Announce Three Upcoming Orbital Launches from Wallops Island
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into an
Governor McAuliffe and Partners Launch New Transit Services on I-66
Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and state and local leaders to celebrate the launch of the first
Governor McAuliffe Breaks Ground on I-395 Express Lanes Extension
Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation and its private partner and operator of the I-95 Express Lanes, Transurban, to break ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express
Virginia Opens Unmanned Aircraft Runway on Wallops Island
Governor Terry McAuliffe today celebrated the opening of Virginia's newest asset in drone technology research – a runway for unmanned aircraft – and then experienced the future of aviation firsthand by flying in a plane that can be piloted from the
Toll Relief Benefits to Increase for Qualified Norfolk and Portsmouth Residents
Today Governor McAuliffe announced that Norfolk and Portsmouth residents are now receiving even more help paying Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls. As of Monday, April 10, 2017, the Toll Relief benefit has increased from 75-cents to one dollar, thanks
Governor McAuliffe Announces Reforms to Toll Violation Collections Process
Today at Norfolk City Hall, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the Macquarie-Skanska partnership has agreed to take corrective action to address concerns related to its handling of toll violation collections on the Elizabeth River Tunnels.
Governor McAuliffe Proposes Budget Amendment to Alleviate Financial Burden of Hampton Roads Toll Violation Collections Process
Today at Portsmouth City Hall, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a proposed budget amendment in response to the Macquarie-Skanska partnership’s handling of toll violation collections on the Elizabeth River Tunnels, another step to help alleviate
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to Pending Winter Storm
With forecasts calling for a major winter storm event to impact portions of Virginia tonight through Tuesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 2 p.m. today. This action authorizes state agencies to assist local governments
Governor McAuliffe Announces Acceptance of Private Sector Proposal to Deliver I-395 Express Lanes Extension
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth has accepted a proposal from Transurban to deliver an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes from Turkeycock Run near Edsall Road in Alexandria to the Washington, D.C. line.
More Than 2,000 Norfolk and Portsmouth Residents Sign Up to Receive Toll Relief
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than 2,000 Norfolk and Portsmouth residents will receive financial assistance for Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians to Prepare for Major Winter Storm
Governor Terry McAuliffe today urged Virginians to prepare for a major winter storm, which could result in up to one foot of snow in southeast Virginia, with snowfall totals in other areas of the state ranging from one to ten inches. Wind gusts of
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to Winter Storm
Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for impacts from a winter storm system, which potentially could result in significant snow accumulation, hazardous road conditions, and
Governor McAuliffe Announces $756 Million Project to Expand Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that financing is complete to build an additional two-lane tunnel under the Thimble Shoal Channel, west of the existing Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT).
Governor McAuliffe Announces Selection of Private Sector Team to Finance and Deliver I-66 Outside the Beltway Project in Northern Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth has selected Express Mobility Partners to build express lanes on I-66 Outside the Beltway, following a 16-month procurement process. Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of Cintra,
Governor McAuliffe Announces Toll Relief Program for Norfolk and Portsmouth Residents
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Norfolk and Portsmouth residents will soon receive help paying tolls through the Elizabeth River Tunnels. Toll Relief, the first program of its kind in the nation, will provide meaningful financial
Governor McAuliffe Announces Airports Authority and United Airlines Signing of Long-Term Lease at Dulles International
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and United Airlines have agreed to sign an extension of the Airport Use Agreement and Premises Lease for Washington Dulles International Airport through
Governor McAuliffe Announces Groundbreaking for I-66 Inside-the-Beltway Improvements Project
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that work will begin this summer on the first major improvements to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway in 15 years. The project is part of a comprehensive initiative to transform the I-66 corridor, giving

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