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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Kaine, Senate to talk transportation on Friday

Transportation will be the focus in Richmond on Friday, as the Kaine administration and Senate leaders will brief the media on the issue.

An aide in the office of Sen. Charles Hawkins, R-Chatham, the chairman of the Senate Finance Transportation subcommittee said Hawkins would speak to the media at 9:30 a.m. on the subject.

Recommendations from the Statewide Transportation Analysis and Recommendation Task Force, which Hawkins chaired, have been completed and conversations between House and Senate transportation officials are ongoing, according to aides.

A spokesman for Gov. Tim Kaine, D, said that the administration would roll out its transportation plan's specifics at a press conference at 3:15 p.m.

Policy leaders in the House of Delegates have promised their proposals early next week.