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City Council Vote On Virginia Beach Town Center Light Rail Extension

April 6th, 2016 · No Comments

The vote on allocating funds for the Town Center Tide Extension set the stage for Virginia Beach City Council’s commitment to molding our beautiful coastal city into one that will continue to attract business, tourists, and new residents. The resulting increase in our tax base will help facilitate future projects, maintain and improve infrastructure, and […]

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Congestion Tolls – A Terrible Idea

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The new “congestion toll” study proposed by VDOT is a good reason to clean house. And the Commonwealth of Virginia needs to use a big broom to sweep this malfunctioning agency clean. The theory is to price tolls based on real time congestion on the highway in question. Should the roadway be happily moving along […]

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Why Build an Interchange Leading to Nowhere

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

It was no surprise that the recently passed transportation spending bill included funds for Hampton Roads. After all, our needs are many. Although one could always hope, it didn’t seem reasonable that we could expect assistance for all our priority road projects. Therefore it was shocking to learn that Congress had offered funding in the […]

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Don’t Stall the Southeastern Expressway

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

An unwelcome news item of the past week was the Virginian Pilot report that the US Corps of Engineers was looking at the proposed Southeastern Parkway with a negative point of view. The Corps complaints dealt with the number of acres of wetlands that would be displaced. In addition they doubted that the new road […]

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The Reverse Robin Hood Effect

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Whatever would the Founding Fathers think of America’s recent loss of property rights? Has the 21st Century interpretation of their vision relegated cherished freedoms to the abyss of time? The Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing government the power to take personal property from one and give to another is a gross constitutional violation. Article V […]

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Tags: The Nation · Tidewater · Virginia

Not a Pretty Bubble

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Profiting from a real estate bubble seems quite unimportant to those individuals who plan to spend their retirement years in a house they worked for decades to purchase. The growing appreciation of their home is, instead, a frightening liability for seniors living on a fixed income. Each year brings a double digit assessment increase for […]

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Tags: The Nation · Tidewater · Virginia

Town Center – A Downtown Rising from Nothing

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

It began as the vision of a small group of businessmen. There followed years of political maneuvering before it became a reality. A plethora of citizens, espousing positions both pro and con, made their opinions public on the issue. Numerous City Councils debated a proposal that would change the character of our city. How could […]

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The Case of the Orange Cones

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Leaving downtown Richmond I headed east on I-64, cruising at the speed limit towards a final destination of Virginia Beach. Things seemed to be going very well. A quick stop in Williamsburg provided a barbeque “fix”. I resumed my journey home. Suddenly traffic came to a grinding halt. For a moment it seemed to provide […]

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The Southeastern Expressway – A Road Whose Time Has Come

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A few years ago the Southeastern Expressway died an untimely death when the City of Chesapeake nixed their portion of the project. Recently the project has resurfaced with hints of possible success this time around. The Southeastern Expressway would connect I-264, near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, with I-64 at Dominion Boulevard. The road would cut […]

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