Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s 2013 Transportation Funding Package:
“I have reviewed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s 2013 Transportation Funding Package and have discussed the proposal with the governor. As president of Virginia’s largest university with perhaps the state’s most geographically diverse student body, I am concerned about the condition of Virginia’s transportation infrastructure. Students travel to and from Liberty University from all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. I strongly support Governor McDonnell’s 2013 Transportation Funding Package because it more fairly imposes the burden of transportation funding on all who benefit from Virginia’s transportation system and it places a higher priority on transportation funding in the state budget. Liberty University has prospered in part because of Virginia’s business-friendly environment. Unless more is invested in Virginia’s transportation infrastructure, Virginia’s business-friendly rankings will continue to slip and economic development will suffer. Governor McDonnell’s proposed elimination and replacement of the archaic and now obsolete gas tax as Virginia's primary transportation funding source is fiscally sensible and is the right move for Virginia's future at this time.”
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Chancellor and President, Liberty University
NOTE: Liberty University, with nearly 100,000 students studying on campus and online, is Virginia’s largest university, America’s largest private, nonprofit, four-year college, and the largest Christian university in the world.