Media release from Stewart for U.S. Senate on January 10, 2018
Woodbridge, VA – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Corey Stewart blasted Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s plan to use funds marked for road improvements to D.C.’s Metro system releasing the following statement:
Virginia’s 2013 transportation tax hike was an abomination to begin with, but one thing is clear: that tax hike was meant to fund Virginia’s roads—NOT Metro (Stewart said).
The funds generated by Virginia’s largest ever tax hike are about to be stolen from Virginia’s taxpayers and given to the inefficient and failing Metro system (Stewart said).
The General Assembly promised Virginians that the 2013 tax hike was supposed to fix traffic congestion. Now, they are breaking that promise and funneling the money to Metro. This is why people don’t trust politicians in Richmond (Stewart said). The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is about fixing traffic congestion—NOT backfilling DC WMATA’s budget shortfalls.
Residents of Prince William and most of Loudoun and Fairfax counties don’t even have access to Metro (Stewart said). So to take taxpayer funds and give them to Metro while failing to fix traffic problems is out-and-out theft (Stewart concluded).