In 2011, part of the platform I ran on was opposing the toll road that would traverse through the Visitor's Center (rest stop) on i95 just south of the Rappahannock River and exit back onto Rt 3 within a golf shot of the Harrison and Gordon Road / Rt 3 interchanges. I felt, and the majority of Courtland Residents felt - that this was a huge expense for very little traffic solution. In fact, over the past 3 1/2 years, City of Fredericksburg officials have said this road was primarily for economic purposes to help out Celebrate Virginia south inside the City limits. For more on this issue - see my original 2011 campaign web site here.
I have served on the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Organization (FAMPO) for my entire first term as a Spotsylvania Supervisor. I have also served on the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC), the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, and the George Washington Toll Road Authority (GWTRA).
I've had both successes and disappointments during this time representing the Citizens of Spotsylvania and Courtland, but I have also learned a lot about transportation funding and processes while building some key relationships with VDOT at the same time.
If given the opportunity to represent the Courtland District again on the Board of Supervisors - I will use my Virginia transportation experience to get the best transportation solutions in our area for the least cost.
Below are some highlights of the past 3 1/2 years as well as some ideas for our future in the transportation area.
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