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Governor-Elect Announces His Pick For Transportation Board

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Governor-Elect Announces His Pick For Transportation Board

Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe wants the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission to be Virginia’s next Secretary of Transportation. Aubrey Layne was also one of Democratic Former Governor Tim Kaine’s appointees to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Layne was part of the board’s majority that approved spending nearly $200 million on the Route 29 Western Bypass in 2011. Outgoing Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton has been a vigorous supporter of the project. The General Assembly must approve all cabinet appointments by McAuliffe (pictured).