Ensuring Funding for Priority Projects
Senator Boysko co-patroned the legislation that solidified our transportation funding. This legislation modernizes the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure, funds repairs for roads and bridges, and makes one of the largest investments in passenger rail in Virginia’s history. The goal is reduced congestion, safer roads, and transformed railways.
Senator Boysko is the only General Assembly member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, a group responsible for long-range transportation project planning, prioritization, and funding for regional transportation projects in Northern Virginia. The NVTA’s policies and priorities are guided by two overarching goals: reduce congestion and move the greatest number of people in the most cost-effective manner. These two goals are combined with performance-based criteria such as the ability to improve travel times, reduce delays, connect regional activity centers, and improve safety and air quality. The Authority works toward regional consensus when setting regional transportation policies and priorities for transportation projects. The Authority is also charged with developing and updating the long-range regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia.
Affordable and Efficient Transportation for All
Senator Boysko co-patroned legislation to return HOV hours on I-66 to pre-tolling times and was quick to speak out on behalf of constituents who are unable to join carpools and cannot afford the I-66 tolls. She will continue to work with VDOT and her colleagues to make sure that there are affordable and efficient transportation options for everyone in our community. She also believes the Metro is fundamental to a strong transportation infrastructure and has voted to support Metro funding in the legislature.
Efficient Transportation Planning
Before serving in the legislative, she spent five years at the table with elected officials, community representatives, and senior staff from the region, identifying and planning the best land use and transportation solutions surrounding our Herndon and Innovation Center Metro stations. She also served on Supervisor Foust’s planning efforts once again to reassess the comprehensive plan around the Innovation Station.
Developing Transit-Oriented Development Regions
Senator Boysko is working on creating new Transit Oriented Development regions, with multi-modal access that will help get cars off the road and allow residents to live, work and play closer to home. In her capacity as an aide to Supervisor Foust, she worked to ensure that surrounding business leaders and residents were also part of the conversation. The 38th District is the largest beneficiary of the Silver Line expansion.