jump to example.com

McAuliffe, Herring highlight transportation investments

virginia-blue-oversizeVirginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and State Sen. Mark Herring, candidate for attorney general of Virginia visited the McLean Metrorail Station, a new stop on the Silver Line on Tuesday. During the visit, McAuliffe and Herring highlighted the importance of supporting transportation projects in Virginia that create jobs in the Commonwealth and ensure the state remains competitive in the 21st Century.

McAuliffe and Herring both praised the Silver Line project as a vital investment that will strengthen Virginia’s economy. “This kind of project that encourages economic development and responsible growth is exactly what we need to be focused on as we work to improve our transportation system,” McAuliffe stated.

McAuliffe also criticized GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli for being “the only statewide elected official in more than a decade to oppose the Dulles Metrorail project” and said that his opponent “wanted to stop the Silver Line even after work had already begun.” “That would have benefited no one,” he added.

Dating back to early in his political career, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has on multiple occasions voiced his opposition to the Silver Line, stating that he “opposed this project entirely” and later called it the “biggest waste of money in the History of Virginia.” His stance on the Silver Line project caused the Washington Post Editorial Board to question his motivations for doing so, commenting, “If Mr. Cuccinelli is remotely interested in sustaining and expanding Northern Virginia’s commercial vitality and promoting job growth, killing off the Silver Line is hardly the way to do it.”

McAuliffe and Herring also criticized Ken Cuccinelli and GOP candidate for Attorney General Mark Obenshain for opposing Governor McDonnell’s bipartisan transportation compromise which passed earlier this year. “On the most important issue for Virginia’s competitiveness, Ken Cuccinelli was a leader in the effort to defeat Governor McDonnell’s signature accomplishment,” stated McAuliffe.

Herring added that Virginians “can’t afford to have leaders who would rather see political gridlock than mainstream, bipartisan solutions to the challenges [Virginia’s] economy faces.”

McAuliffe stressed the need to work in a bipartisan manner to guarantee a modern, efficient transportation system in Virginia in order to create a solid foundation for economic growth in the 21st Century. McAuliffe also pushed for passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act during the visit, which would require Internet retailers to pay the same taxes as Main Street businesses as a means to raise vital revenue which would support investments like these as well as protect Virginia’s local business sector.

Discussion
 
Top News
 
a

Survey: What do Waynesboro residents think?

Residents think Waynesboro is a good place to live, raise children and retire, and that the city does a good job with police, fire and rescue.

Waynesboro High School student arrested for threats

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a 16-year-old for communicating threats to Waynesboro High School.

Salvation Army thrift store closing: Tough decision, but right one

The Waynesboro Salvation Army thrift store on Arch Avenue has been consistently losing money in recent years.

Three trends to watch in the 2017 real estate market

Nobody has a crystal ball to know exactly what the future holds for the real estate market.

Fishburne Military School announces MacArthur Award Winner

Fishburne Military School announced the recipient of the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Award for Leadership.

Augusta County man charged in weekend gun incident in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County man after an early Saturday morning altercation erupted in gunfire near a city restaurant.

McAuliffe vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood.

Fishburne Military School wrestlers advance to national championships

The Fishburne Military School wrestling team had an exceptional weekend at the VISAA State Wrestling Tournament.

Lumos Networks to be acquired by EQT Infrastructure

Lumos Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by EQT Infrastructure.

Augusta Health making inroads into Lexington

Augusta Health has purchased a building in Lexington and plans to renovate it for a multi-specialty clinic and diagnostic facility.

 
Recent News
 

Your One-Stop Media Shop

Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.
  • Web Design

    You want a new website, but don’t have the first clue as to how to build one. That’s our job. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development. Get your business online for as little as $1,299.
    Learn more about AFP Web Design services.
  • Graphic Design

    The staff at Augusta Free Press Publishing has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for excellence in layout and design. Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.
    Learn more about AFP Graphic Design services.
  • Marketing

    Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.
    Learn more about AFP Marketing services.