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Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan

Interstate 81 traffic jam in Virginia An accident creates a traffic jam on I-81 just north of Front Royal, Va. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Public Input Wanted for Virginia’s I-81 Improvement Study

Virginia Interstate 81 Interstate 81 near Roanoke, Va., carries heavy traffic. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia transportation officials have planned a series of meetings in June to gather public feedback as their study of the Interstate 81 corridor takes shape.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2018
Government, Business

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill for I-81 Truck Tolling Study

I-81 in Virginia Junction I-81 by MPD01605/Flickr

A Virginia lawmaker has proposed a bill calling for the state’s transportation board to study the potential for a truck tolling system along Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018

Driver Growth, Infrastructure Leading Concerns for Virginia, New Jersey Ahead of Elections

New Jersey Turnpike MPD01605/Flickr

Freight transportation, infrastructure issues and jobs will be key considerations for many voters electing new governors on Nov. 7 in New Jersey and Virginia — the only states with gubernatorial contests this year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Posts its Best July Ever for Container Volume

Port of Virginia Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia began its July-to-June fiscal year with another record-breaker.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
August 9, 2017

Virginia Transportation Chief Is a ‘Big Believer in P3s’

ARLINGTON, Va. — When he first took office in 2014, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne said he wanted to make sure politics did not guide his agency on where to make infrastructure improvements or how to fund them.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls' Future Uncertain


Although a bill to eliminate the West Virginia Parkways Authority failed to pass, the agency still faces uncertainty beyond 2019, the Parkways general manager said.

Andrea Lannom | The Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.)
April 13, 2017

Port of Virginia Container Traffic Rises 9% in March

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Cargo traffic in March at the Port of Virginia was the fourth busiest in its history, and grew 9% compared to a year ago, according to the Virginia Port Authority.

Kimberly Pierceall | The Virginian-Pilot
April 10, 2017
Business, Government

Container Volume at Port of Virginia Falls by Fraction in February

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

Container volume last month at the Port of Virginia essentially was flat from February a year ago.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 13, 2017
Business, Government

Virginia Port Board Rewards CEO John Reinhart For Banner Year

Virginia Port Authority

He hit it out of the park. That was the gist of the Virginia Port Authority board’s assessment of how well Executive Director and CEO John Reinhart did last year.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
January 26, 2017