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Congresswoman Wexton Advocates for VA-10 Infrastructure Needs

Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) submitted a letter to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure highlighting a number of district-specific transportation and infrastructure priorities. The letter was sent as part of the Committee’s Members’ Day hearing, which provides Members of the House of Representatives an opportunity to share issues of importance as the Committee develops its legislative agenda. 

“Investment in transportation and infrastructure is fundamental to continued economic growth and the creation of good jobs in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton

“These investments would create new jobs and help us keep pace with the rapid growth in our region. Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is a hub for the region, and transportation improvements in my district will help address current needs, and spur continued smart growth across Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC area.”

Some of the priorities and projects highlighted by the Congresswoman include:

  • Dedicated federal funding of $150 million annually for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and 10-year reauthorization of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA)
  • Reauthorization and increased funding for the Federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
  • Improvements to Interstate 81
  • Improvements to U.S. Route 15 – North of Leesburg
  • Improvements to U.S. Route 11 – North and South of Winchester
  • Construction of the Northern Collector Road for U.S. Route 50 

The full letter can be read here