Statement of House Transportation Chairman Joe May on Governor Bob McDonnell's transportation plan

Delegate Joe May (R-Loudon), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement Tuesday in support of Governor Bob McDonnell's transportation proposal:

"I am very pleased and excited that we are finally getting serious about tackling Virginia's transportation challenges. Governor McDonnell has laid out an innovative and bold proposal that addresses Virginia's long-term transportation needs.

"There is a great deal of work to be done to finalize this proposal. I am confident that working with the Governor, the House of Delegates can pass a bill on transportation this year.

"I cannot stress enough, however, the importance of addressing transportation. Transportation is about jobs. A fundamentally strong transportation infrastructure is critical to continued growth and economic development.

"I want to commend Governor McDonnell, Speaker Howell, Delegate Hugo and Senator Newman for developing an innovative and serious proposal, and I look forward to working with all of them to develop a final package that will pass the House of Delegates."

Delegate May is the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and represents parts of Clarke, Frederick and Loudon Counties.

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