A frosty impasse over millions of dollars the state is withholding for transportation in Northern Virginia appears to be thawing.
Virginia has withheld about $20 million since July 1 from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), which doles out funds for local entities like Metro and the Virginia Railway Express, after asking the commission to sign a revised contract granting the state a seat on some local transit boards.
And on Friday, an NVTC spokeswoman announced that its executive committee supported language in a revised amendment in a contract between the state and the commission. The amendment would grant the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) a representative on any public transit board where the state is not represented by a principal member and which benefits from state funding.
“Great news and thanks to all,” NVTC Chairman William D. Euille replied.
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