Tuesday, December 22, 2009

McDonnell announces Transportation chief

Today Governor-elect Bob McDonnell appointed "Sean Connaughton, former Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and later Administrator of the Maritime Administration in the United States Department of Transportation, as Secretary of Transportation." Connaughton will replace Pierce Homer, who recently received Virginia Bicycle Federation's Bicycling Friendly Award.

Living in Triangle and having served on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors he is familiar with transportation problems as they relate to Northern Virginia. PW County has one of the only transportation departments in the state. The county is not know for it's bike-friendliness. This is the extent of the bike information on the DOT website:
Bike Trails Bikers can enjoy the bike trail that runs parallel to the Prince William Parkway. A new bike trail will also follow the path of Liberia Avenue from the Parkway to Route 234. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans a bike trail from Liberia Avenue to Montclair along Route 234 as part of the widening project

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