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Stop Cuts to Virginia's Rail and Transit!
The Youngin Administration has introduced legislation in the Virginia State Legislature reducing rail and transit funding by nearly $140 million over the next six years by suspending the gas tax and capping the gas tax indexing. These cuts are in addition to the $118 million reduction in funding from the elimination of the grocery sales tax currently before the General Assembly.  

While Virginians are estimated to save $0.30 or less a day, oil companies will generate millions in additional profits at the expense of our transportation trust fund. 

The cuts to passenger rail will negatively impact the expansion and improvement of new train service between Washington to Richmond, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, and the New River Valley; and limit the Commonwealth's ability to secure federal rail grants because of a reduction in state matching funds. The cuts will also negatively impact transit operating funding which cannot be made up with federal capital grants.  

We're joining Virginians for High-Speed Rail in asking the Commonwealth to say "NO" to these ill-considered cuts.

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