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Virginia receives $52 million in bonus funding for transportation

GasBuddy Blog -- Virginia's Dept. of Transportation issued a press release last week that sounded like it was written by the cat that ate the canary.

They're taking the opportunity to gloat (just a bit) about the fact that because VDOT has its act together, the state was able to secure an additional $52 million in federal funding for transportation projects that was originally allocated to other states.

VDOT spokeswoman Tamara Rollison explained that since those states did not have projects ready to go to use the funding, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reallocated the money to Virginia and other states that have projects in the pipeline ready for work to begin.

When I called VDOT to ask which states lost the money...


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Submitted Sep 28, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:01:02 PM

Only VA?
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A pity that other states lose out! Public transit is needed in all states!
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ok...thats nice... can we drill now? please?? for cheaper gas
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Election year vote buying exercise
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Repost.
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Bend over we're all paying for it.
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nice bonus
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 4:57:25 AM

Like most of PD's blog entries, this is OLD, NOT ABOUT FUEL PRICES, and CRIBBED FROM SOURCES THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CREDITED.
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"Free Money" from the federal government - that we ALL get to pay for!
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weekend repost
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ok
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waste
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Politics
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LOL!
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Okay
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Ridic
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It's always some type of conspiracy.
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OK
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Bill me later
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Good, where is my funding?
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political undertones Virginia swing state
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Yup
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why steal from other states
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Again
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why not give a bonus to the tax payers
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Old
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I need bonus funding
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 4:15:38 AM

Very good point by snky2k: "Yeah, no politics involved in awarding extra Federal funds to a swing state, lol."

[Edited by: Bruno44 at 9/29/2012 5:20:09 AM EST]
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Our governor doesn't believe in fixing infrastructure, but he does like corporate welfare.
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Heh
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WOW
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 4:00:53 AM

Yeah, no politics involved in awarding extra Federal funds a swing state, lol.
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Ok
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Some states didn't use money because they couldn't fund their portion of the cost for some new projects.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 3:41:51 AM

I am the "state of Mike". Hello, Washington, I have not received my 52 million yet, and I vote also.
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what about cali
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Good for VDOT.
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Presidential swing state.
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OK, lets go to work!!
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Old news.
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Good for VA.
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ok
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Go VA.
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This moneywas budgeted a couple years ago and some states didn't get their projects together, like always
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Old
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old news
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where do they get 52 million when this country is broke as it is
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Money pit.
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