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Temporary lane closures will be lifted across Virginia to make it easier for Thanksgiving travelers to reach their destinations.
Beginning in 2009 with Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II leading the Republican Recovery tour here in Virginia, the 2010 elections continued the Virginia GOP's resurgence by defeating three Democratic House incumbents and pushing the GOP margin to at least 8-2 in the Virginia delegation. (At the time of this writing, it is still not known if Keith Fimian has upset Gerald E. Connolly in the 11th District.)
An audit released Thursday suggests former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine left the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in a state of financial disarray. Current Gov. Robert F. McDonnell had long sought a review of the agency's finances, but even he and Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton were stunned to find that the department that once claimed it was out of money actually has enough cash on hand to fund $1.4 billion in new projects by 2011.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) released its long-term vision for the Commonwealth on Wednesday. If fully implemented, the "2035 Virginia Surface Transportation Plan" would shake down taxpayers every time they get in their automobile by setting up toll booths on every interstates in Northern Virginia. The document also encourages the use of "congestion pricing" to extract greater sums from commuters as they travel to and from work.