Bypass No Go



GUEST:  James Rich, a former member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board.


TOPIC:  Rich shares his reaction to yesterday’s bombshell news that the Federal Highway Administration has refused to endorse VDOT’s plans to move forward building the proposed Route 29 Bypass— and has gone further by suggesting that Virginia consider alternatives to the project.  Rich’s previous criticism of the project, and his refusal to go along with former Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton’s strategies to push the bypass forward, led to his being asked to resign from the CTB. One of the key takeaways from his episode, Rich says, is that “you can’t roll a community like this.”


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE:  Thursday, February 20, 2014.