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West Virginia Senator Says It's Time to Address State’s Roads

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As the Senate Transportation Committee advanced a bill Feb. 9 to keep tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, one senator said it's well past time for the state to have a plan for transportation funding.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
February 10, 2016
Business, Government

Virginia Port Authority Hoping for Increased Volume to Climb Out of $5.5 Million Hole

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Volume will determine whether the Virginia Port Authority can climb out of a $5.5 million hole in the first half of the fiscal year and come out ahead, leaving it with the $2.8 million in operating income it originally budgeted, the port said.

Kimberly Pierceall | The Virginian-Pilot
February 8, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Breaks Another Yearly Record for Container Volume

For the third year in a row, the Port of Virginia set a record for cargo container volume in 2015, while also setting all-time highs for truck and rail-container volume.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
January 14, 2016
Government

Proposal to Change Regional Gas Tax Among Slew of Virginia Assembly Transportation Bills

Virginia state Sen. Frank Wagner is considering two bills in this year’s General Assembly that would change the regional gas tax to help fund upcoming big-ticket transportation infrastructure in Hampton Roads.

Jordan Pascale | The Virginian-Pilot
January 11, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Signs Trade Pact With Cuba

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Port officials in Virginia and Cuba have signed a pact expected to increase agricultural exports to the Caribbean nation, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Jan. 5.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
January 6, 2016
Government

Truckers Will Benefit From Northern Virginia Road Improvements

Some relief is on the way for truckers who battle Northern Virginia’s heavy traffic on Interstates 95 and 395.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2015
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Sets TEU Record in May

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The Port of Virginia said it set a record for 20-foot-equivalent unit volume in May, eclipsing the previous record that was set in March.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
June 12, 2015
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Reports Record Annual Volume

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The Port of Virginia reported it handled record volume of more than 2.3 million 20-foot equivalent units in 2014, up 7.6% over the previous year, but cited “challenges” for truckers that serve the port.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
January 9, 2015
Government

Port of Virginia Launches Motor Carrier Task Force

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The Port of Virginia has announced the formation of a motor carrier task force to suggest solutions to delays at the port’s state-controlled marine terminals that affect the ability of truck drivers to efficiently move cargo.

February 20, 2014
Government

Virginia Lawmakers Ratify Transportation Bill

Virginia’s General Assembly voted to ratify the provisions in the transportation bill signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), the Associated Press reported.

April 4, 2013

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