Virginia is home to one of the largest communities of military and military-related personnel anywhere in the United States. They are an important part of the fabric of our community, and the industries they work in shape our region. Kojo discusses what it means to represent their unique interests with Sen. Tim Kaine.
The Virginia Democrat, appearing in a special installment of the "Kojo In Your Community" series, emphasized the need for consistent federal budgeting to protect the defense industry, and he said the government should do more to help military personnel and federal workers.
Residents of Alexandria are still smarting from the City Council decision that has added thousands of federal employees to federal roads as part of the BRAC process. The issue could wind up swaying November's election.
Montgomery County will get $40 million to make transportation improvements around the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, an area which has seen increased traffic since Walter Reed merged with the National Naval Medical Center there.
After calls to widen Route 1 in Fairfax County to accomodate traffic from Fort Belvoir, delegates in the county are now backing a plan to widen in place, rather than route the road around historic property.
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