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Gridlock In The Commonwealth: Interview With Northern VA Transportation Alliance

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Virginia ranks second for the worst traffic congestion in the U.S., according to Bob Chase, president of the Northern Virginia Transportation alliance.
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Virginia ranks second for the worst traffic congestion in the U.S., according to Bob Chase, president of the Northern Virginia Transportation alliance.

Bob Chase is the president of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, a local advocacy group that lobbies for-and is funded by-Northern Virginia's business community.

For the past twenty years Chase has called for new highway construction, a stance that puts him at odds with many public transit backers, who say more roads are not the answer. But it also puts him at odds with the Commonwealth's Republicans, who are reluctant to raise taxes for transportation. Chase says that despite Republicans' wishful thinking, there's just no getting around a tax increase...

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