WASHINGTON – Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has an easy road ahead of him when it comes to transportation in the commonwealth, said Gov. Bob McDonnell on WTOP’s Ask the Governor program Tuesday.
“Well, I’ve told him, ‘We’ve done the heavy lifting, he can just go cut ribbons for four years,'” McDonnell said jokingly during his last appearance on the show.
McDonnell leaves the office in January.
McDonnell, a Republican who saw transportation funding increase from $11 billion to about $17 billion during his term, offered the following advice to McAuliffe, a Democrat, when it comes to transportation:
Spend the money wisely.
Focus on congestion relief and economic development.