The wealthy Virginia county outside Washington, D.C., has been free of the nasty political environment home to its neighbors – until now. Causing the controversy is a proposed streetcar, which nearly a dozen cities are building.
Thanks to recent revenue increases, some states are unfreezing public workers’ pay for the first time since before the recession. But looking at pay levels rather than total compensation hides a great deal of the story.
Roadway construction and maintenance are among the most essential of all government services. Effective right-of-way management keeps traffic flowing smoothly, construction on schedule, and costs within budget.