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Virginia To Study Ways To Improve I-66

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Virginia is planning to study ways to improve Interstate 66.

The Virginia Transportation Secretary, Pierce Homer, says the state will be looking at potential solutions for the portion of the highway outside the Capital Beltway. Options include toll lanes and more public transit.

The Washington Examiner reports the long-term study, including an environmental impact statement, will be completed in 2011. The study, which has been planned for years, was postponed after a sales tax referendum that would have paid for transportation projects was rejected in 2002. Since then, the region has turned to public-private partnerships to fund transportation improvements.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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