Truck drivers propose uses for transportation funding
Recent legislative moves in Virginia have allocated funds to improve transportation initiatives throughout the state, ABC affiliate WHSV reports. In response to these actions, some truck drivers are suggesting ways that this money could be allocated.
According to the news source, Governor Bob McDonnell said that the northern and southwestern parts of the state will be the primary beneficiaries of this funding. However, some large vehicle operators believe that I-81 should receive some attention as well.
"I know it'd be nice to have an extra lane, maybe just to get trucks up and down the road because 81 is really busy now, and it's hectic driving out there when accidents happen," Michael Gregory, a truck driver from the state, told the news source.
The highway is a common route for truck drivers who are traveling through the eastern part of the country because it enables them to bypass the busier Interstate 95. As a result, it has become heavily populated with large commercial vehicles.
In fact, the Lebanon Daily News reports that these trucks account for about 32 percent of all vehicles that use this interstate.
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Recent legislative moves in Virginia have allocated funds to improve transportation initiatives throughout the state, ABC affiliate WHSV reports.