Northern Virginia Transportation District; long-range transportation planning. (HB1998)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Northern Virginia Transportation District; long-range planning.  Establishes responsibilities for various entities for long-range transportation planning for the Virginia Department of Transportation in the Northern Virginia Transportation District. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103501D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2011Assigned Transportation sub: #4
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011Reported from Transportation with amendment (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1998)
01/27/2011Read first time
01/28/2011Read second time
01/28/2011Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1998E
01/28/2011Printed as engrossed 11103501D-E
01/31/2011Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N)
01/31/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1998E)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/17/2011Reported from Transportation with amendment (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/22/2011Left in Finance


This bill mentions Northern Virginia, Loudoun.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


Mark Blacknell writes:

There's a good analysis of this bill's negative effects at

To wit:

HB1998 would make it state law to base transportation decisions on traditional traffic models, which consider only the fast movement of cars and nothing about how closely people live to their jobs, the relative value of transit versus roads, safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists, or any other factors.

This bill is, in essence, the exact opposite of the USDOT's "livability" push. That agency has been retooling the formulas for federal transit funding to move away from only favoring projects that move the most people the longest distance.