Highway rest areas and residency offices; VDOT to reopen. (HB584)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Highway rest areas and welcome centers.  Requires VDOT to reopen closed highway rest areas and residency offices and prohibits closure of highway welcome centers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/10 10102003D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/16/2010Left in Transportation


indywun writes:

Where does Steve Landes & the other repubs think VDOT will find the funds to open the rest areas and residency offices, when there was no money to keep any of the nearly 1000 employees who lost their jobs due to budget shortfall? Further, federal law prohibits privatizing state rest areas. In addition, NO ONE WANTS TO STOP AT ANY REST AREA MAINTAINED BY INMATES--just an emergency waiting to happen.

cindy writes:

Rest stops are nice,extras not essentials,where is the money coming from to open them? Truck stops and establishments off of the highways have received an increase in business since the rest stops closed. If the state wants to sell them to private companies, do so, don't pass a bill mandating they stay open! when we have the funds open them.