Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolishes Authority, taxes, etc., dedicated to operation. (HB1444)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hampton Roads Transportation Authority. Abolishes the Authority and the taxes, fees, and charges dedicated to financing its operation and programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2008Presented and ordered printed 083467668
01/15/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1444)
02/12/2008Left in Transportation

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB829 and SB676.


Ed Miller writes:


Ronald Hintze writes:

The HRTA is an abomination--gotta go. Vote yes to axe this unregulated tax machine.

Reid Greenmun writes:

The all-appointed HRTA is bad government and it needs to be abolished. Please support this bill - simply because it was a mistake to create the HRTA in the fisrt place. Our region had a referendum on the same "package" of highway projects back in 2002 - the same "package" of highway projects was rejected by a 2 to 1 margin! At the very least, the citizens should vote to decide if we wish to create an all-appointed defacto regional government.

Transportation Chairman
Virginia Beach Taxpayer's Alliance

Lee Sutton writes:

I'm among the two-thirds majority in the 2002 referendum that defeated this Authority and feel that its existance defies democratic government in the oldest representative assembly in the hemisphere. Its projects and philosophy look backard, not forward. It survives at the pleasure of legislators and at the reprehension of the great majority of its affected citizens. I ask that you respect our wishes and allow us to pursue wiser solutions.

Reid Greenmun writes:

The al-appointed HRTA never shoud have been created in the first place. Abolishing the HRTA is a "must do" priority.

The price of decent roads shoud not require citizens to be forced to suffer bad government.

The HRTA is very bad government.

Cary Nunnally writes:

The Virginia Peninsula representatives who voted for the HRTA when it was introduced will be punished just as EX-senator Marty Williams was in June 2007 unless they work to abolish and succeed in getting rid of this oppressive legislation. Every day another Peninsula voting taxpayer becomes educated about this taxing authority and realizes that those who imposed it on them are not to be awarded another term.

Lee Sutton writes:

It's probably apparent that this and similar bills seek remedy for the two-thirds majority that rejected this Authority in our 2002 regional referendum. While our goals include realizing better solutions and methods, they also include finding justice within the democracy of our constitutional commonwealth.