Transportation Work is Not Over
Certainly the House GOP now has much more leverage to prevent a tax increase now, but another tax increase isn't necessarily needed to fix transportation. Dems and some GOPs will say that we need "x" amount of new money for transportation. Since I have never heard anyone say it had to be done any certain way, why is everyone assuming this issue is dead?
Perhaps the Albo/Rust/Frederick plan will work with raising fees and debt to fund solutions. Maybe it will be a regional taxing authority that allows NOVA to levy taxes on themselves. Maybe it will be all debt. It might even be a public-private partnership idea.
At any rate folks, transportation still might get fixed. Why do some people think we have to do it with another sales or gas tax increase? Why don't we give all ideas equal benefit?