Delegate Bob Marshall has filed suit against the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority saying that the process being used to select projects for funding does not comply with the law passed by the General Assembly. In essence, NVTA has ignored input from their town hall meetings from residents, failed to evaluate the congestion or safety improvements that projects would deliver and instead started to proceed on the projects that the developer-corrupted NVTA wanted to ram down our throats anyways.
The last time Bob Marshall sued the Commonwealth a unanimous State Supreme Court verdict overturned a transportation bill that would have authorized non-elected bureaucrats at the NVTA with the power to establish taxes in Northern Virginia. Hardly anyone thought Marshall would prevail in that case, yet he did.
Stay tuned for more information.
UPDATE: The hearing on this suit is set for September 10th. Great timing. One month before the November elections we’re going to get some substantial discussions among candidates about the merits of raising our sales taxes by 20% so we can expand bike trails in Fairfax County, build new bus shelters, and construct the Outer Beltway. Let’s hear candidates explain why Route 234, which was built for, expanded and funded by Prince William County taxpayers, is so worthy of being taken over by the state for the supposed benefit of Dulles Airport and Loudoun County, to the point it might potentially turn into a limited access toll road.
UPDATE 2: Delegate Marshall has released one of the documents in the suit. You can read it here.
UPDATE 3: The WashPo picked up on the story here. I have never been so pleased that Joe May lost his primary after seeing the nonsense he spouted in this article.
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