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Governor McAuliffe Breaks Ground on High Rise Bridge Expansion
Governor Terry McAuliffe today broke ground on the I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Project, the largest design-build project to date for the Virginia Department of Transportation with a contract worth nearly $410 million.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment Leadership
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new leadership in the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI). The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment is located within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and encourages the
Governor McAuliffe Announces Deal to Deliver 95 Express Lanes Extension and Provide $277M for Additional Upgrades to the 95 Corridor
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth has accepted Transurban’s proposal to deliver the extension of the 95 Express Lanes south to Fredericksburg.
Governor McAuliffe and Former USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood Release Independent WMATA Review
Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Ray LaHood this week released Secretary LaHood’s independent review of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). In order to look for opportunities
Governor McAuliffe Marks Opening of a Wider I-64 on the Peninsula
Governor McAuliffe today marked the opening of a wider I-64 on the peninsula with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Unlocking one of the Peninsula’s biggest bottlenecks has been a priority for Governor McAuliffe and today’s completion of the Segment I
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Announces Delayed Opening of 64 Express Lanes
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne today announced the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had planned to open the Express Lanes in December.
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

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