Virginia's “Urban Crescent” stretches from Northern Virginia through Metro Richmond to Hampton Roads. It follows Interstates 95 and 64. The region has experienced much of the commonwealth's growth and it also endures intense challenges relating to transportation funding.
Local elected officials and business leaders within the Urban Crescent have come together to discuss the transportation funding crisis currently facing the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Urban Crescent Mayors and Chairs and business leaders of the Chambers of Commerce met on November 16, 2012 to discuss transportation concerns.
Read the letter developed by Dwight Farmer of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization that was sent on behalf of the Urban Crescent Coalition. The Hampton Roads Chamber is a member of the coalition. The letter outlines the principals for transportation funding that we have been advocating for years and requests that our Commonwealth's political leadership take action now. The Chamber believes we may finally have the opportunity to have something happen during the 2013 General Assembly session or during a Special Session.