As it stands, gasoline in the District costs about 10 cents more than the national average. Gas in Maryland and Virginia, meanwhile, costs 15 and 26 cents less than the national average, respectively.
Gov. Bob McDonnell has scheduled a ceremonial signing for a signature legislative triumph.
President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House official said.
About 350 people turned out in Arlington for what became a noisy forum on a proposed street car line.
The Maryland House of Delegates gathered for an evening session Wednesday to take up a transportation funding measure that supporters say is badly needed, but opponents deride as a terrible burden on Maryland drivers.
Democratic General Assembly minorities hold the keys Friday to passage or failure of the first major Virginia transportation funding reforms in 27 years.
Legislative negotiators have reached a transportation funding reform compromise that could get full House and Senate votes by week’s end.
Maryland House Republicans say the state needs better management of transportation revenue, not more taxes.
The Maryland House of Delegates started the year with transportation funding as its top priority, but some local lawmakers are frustrated that things have slowed down on the issue and are getting ready to take matters into their own hands.
Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation funding reform package was drastically rewritten Tuesday in a prickly meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, creating starkly opposing visions for overhauling highway financing system with just a dozen days left to broker a compromise.