Fairfax County holding transportation meetings

Thomas Warren, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Fairfax County will be holding several meetings over the next few weeks to find out what residents think about the county’s transportation needs, in an effort to fill a projected $3 billion deficit for transportation system upgrades over the next ten years.

The price tag for road improvements in the county is $8.1 billion, with $5 billion in revenue expected to be generated during the ten year span, according to county officials.

A breakdown of possible revenue sources by the county shows that a sales tax on services would pay the most dividends, raising $367.5 million annually.

The county’s Board of Supervisors has yet to decide if additional funding would be allocated to transportation.

The board, along with the Transportation Advisory Committee, will hold nine public meetings before making their final decision on the issue.

The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Springfield Governmental Center. See a full list of the meetings here

Roadway extensions, repairs to a series of intersections, and developing new bike lanes are some of the projects that would be addressed.

The Fairfax Times reports, state funding has not gone towards secondary road construction since fiscal year 2010.

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