Posts belonging to Category Boycott Virginia

It’s finally over Virginia lifts two hour parking limit for Truck Drivers

I want to start out, by giving some credit where it is actually due. When this news actually broke, some news Websites mistakenly gave all the credit for this to an organization who may have had something to do with it but, did not have everything to do with getting this law changed.
The REAL credit here deserves to [...]

VDOT to scale back services along I-81

The days of convenient rest areas, freshly mowed grass and weed-free flower beds along the interstates in Southwest Virginia are coming to an end.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board on Thursday slashed transportation spending for the coming year and beyond.
The cuts, which begin July 1, are a response to a drop in taxes on gasoline and auto sales and other [...]

2,500-mile rail line from New Jersey to New Orleans to take as many as 1 million trucks off interstates

Norfolk Southern is scouting sites in the Birmingham area to build a terminal as part of a rail corridor stretching from the Northeast to New Orleans. The project could mean thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investment for the area.
Norfolk Southern is seeking incentives and is talking with state and local officials about the facility, [...]

Police crack down; truckers organize boycott

Trucks with faulty brakes and broken tail lights may want to think twice before rolling through Northern Virginia.
Virginia State Police and Prince William police officers have set up checkpoints in the eastern portion of the county to perform safety inspections on trucks.
“We’re not out here to pick on truck drivers because we know they are like everybody else out [...]

Readers blend bathroom humor into Va. slogan

If the Virginia Tourism Corp. ever gets a hankering to replace its 40-year-old advertising slogan, Virginia is for Lovers, it can look to The Roanoke Times readers for alternatives.
Many, of course, are bladder-in-cheek ideas sought by my column last week. And the majority were spurred by the Virginia Department of Transportation’s recent decision to close down 19 of 41 rest [...]

Economic Boycott for Virginia

The Rest Areas in Virginia are going to close. VDOT has recommended 19 of 25 Rest Areas to be closed. The people that run VDOT, say they don’t have the money to maintain the rest areas anymore. We had previously asked VDOT to take a look at the problem of officers going into these rest [...]

Are you going to allow Virginia to pull this on you?

We have been fighting our asses off, trying to get this stopped. How many more of you drivers, this includes four wheelers, Rv’s, Buses and so on going to sit back and allow Virginia to pull this shit on you? We have provided all the ground work, for contacting the right people. We have even made up [...]

Virginia and their Games they play

In case you have not heard, or seen yet. Virginia announced yesterday their plan on the closing of rest areas. They have changed the number some, from 25 to 19 rest areas they still want to close. But, they are adding up to 225 additional parking places to the ones that will remain open.
The thing that gets me, and many [...]

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