Too Conservative makes a very interesting observation: After Congressmen Wolf and Davis secure funding for improving Route 66 inside the Beltway, and the money just sits there while some elected officials seem to do everything they can do to delay the project, our own John Jenkins sides with folks that would rather have VDOT study the improvements rather than actually implement them. More gridlock. Thanks, John Jenkins.
Most curious, however, is the case of Prince William County Supervisor John Jenkins. Jenkins and Supervisor Mike May are PWC’s representatives on the [Transportation Planning Board], and the County Board unanimously approved a motion to support all three phases, specifically without conditions. This, of course, makes sense. PWC is even further down I-66 than Fairfax County, and they want to see improvements even more than we do. Yet John Jenkins voted with the other Democrats for the unnecessary delays, a position contradicted by the PWC Board motion he himself voted for! Not to mention the multitudes of PWC residents who sit in traffic on I-66 every day.
Wasn’t it the Democrats who kept telling us not too long ago that we’re not spending enough tax dollars on transportation? When we do get funding for transportation, now Democrats are trying to not have it used. Perhaps someone can remind me why Democrats wanted to hike our taxes to pay for transportation spending, if they’re not going to make use of the funds we already have.
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