Transportation Issues in Fairfax County
Delegates Dave LaRock (R- Loudoun) and Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax) voiced their concerns in a strongly-worded letter to Virginia Secretary of Transportation, Shannon Valentine, and requested that a thorough review of the Smart Scale scoring process be completed before the Commonwealth Transportation Board meeting last week.
Fairfax residents struggle with poorly managed transportation every day, including the highly-subsidized Washington Metro Area Transportation Authority. (See the Fairfax County Taxpayer’s Alliance excellent 2017 presentation on safety and budget issues “Metrorail: Poster Child for Democrat Misrule.” )
Now we know that the problems are worse than anyone imagined. The Virginia news site Bacon’s Rebellion discusses the Inspector General’s recent report revealing falsified DC Metro inspection reports:
Washington Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld has earned plaudits for his forthright management style and the improvements he has instituted since taking over the troubled commuter bus and rail system in 2015. But the latest news raises questions whether he, or anyone, has the grit to take on a deeply corrupt…