If You Build It, They Come. Then What?
"From behind the wheel, Virginia's drivers see state transportation at its best and worst. As they make their way along the blacktop, they benefit from innovative efforts to ease traffic and reduce travel time. But they also witness roads paralyzed by congestion, highway improvements thwarted by political gridlock and project overruns that have cost taxpayers millions... Reporters with six Media General newspapers talked to people traveling and working along the state's highways. From the rural routes of Appalachia to the traffic jams of Northern Virginia, motorists shared their thoughts, concerns and frustrations. Together their stories paint a telling portrait of Virginia's road problems." The series is also online, with the addition of a slide show and an interactive map.
Thanks to Richard Layman