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Thanks for the review, Achall. It should be available tonight around 8 EDT. I wanted it to sit for 24 hours. I'll will post a note on this board when it is available.

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Under 10.


" Single occupancy vehicles which are not environmentally friendly should not be able to buy their way into special transportation access. We need to promote more carpools, not single occupant cars."

Delete this part. It implies that "environmentally friendly" vehicles should be able to buy their way in but no one else. In other words, you are promoting a HOT system in which HOV is free but otherwise only HYBRIDS get to buy their way in as SOV.

NO, we want an HOV in which all vehicles are HOV. Otherwise it will defeat the purpose of opposing HOT lanes. We are opposing HOT lanes because there is insufficient capacity. Limiting the toll vehicles to hybrids would just delay the jamming of the lanes by a couple of years.
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Thanks to Spidermonkey (and others) for their contributions. Please remember to post the link so we can sign. I plan to print a copy of the petition with the link to give to drivers/riders every morning/evening. I will also be leaving this on doorsteps in the Springfield neighborhoods.
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spidermonkey -
Told you Bob was unwilling to compromise! Leave your #10 alone as Bob's paranoia is reflected in your compromise wording in #5 second sentence.

Some editorial comments:

Where you have put "State of Virginia" change to "Commonwealth of Virginia". Statement 1 (three times), statement 3, and 9.

Statements 3 and 6 will be answered by VDOT with the term "congestion based pricing." In other words, their intent is to raise the variable toll in the HOT lanes until it becomes too expensive for non-exempt vehicles. If crowded at $2/mile, change to $4. If that doesn't work, keep on going higher. Imagine $100/mile for non-exempt vehicles. SOV is effectively out.

Recommend changing statement 9 "HOT" (two times) to "toll".
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You may be a newcomer who is unaware of the fact that the above member is a troll and a spammer. He sits around and trolls and spams this site becaue he hates slugging. Any time a post comes in that he doesn't like, he "covers" it with spam. How juvenile. So I really wouldn't give any credence to what he says. Or, better yet, just do the opposite of what he says if you want to promote HOV.

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Spidermokey,

I will print and distribute flyers at the Tacket's Mill parking lot and will attempt to leave work early on Friday (if the petition is completed) and start handing them out at Horner. I hope that the slugs don't mind having flyers put on their windshields. [8)]
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Originally posted by Bob
[br]You may be a newcomer who is unaware of the fact that the above member is a troll and a spammer. He sits around and trolls and spams this site becaue he hates slugging. Any time a post comes in that he doesn't like, he "covers" it with spam. How juvenile. So I really wouldn't give any credence to what he says. Or, better yet, just do the opposite of what he says if you want to promote HOV.




Bob,

Are you saying that the VA General Assembly DIDN'T vote 100% to extend the hybrid exemption? Or is it YOU that should not receive credence. After all, when was the last time YOU posted something factual?
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I've initiated the petition. It can be accessed at:

http://www.petitiononline.com/NOTsoHOT/petition.html

I've made the following minor editorial edits:

1. Reworded introductory phrase to speak to the I-95/I-395/I-495 "corridor" (also, other references to either I-95 or I-395 now speak to the "corridor")

2. Taken NoSUV's 2007/08/08 11:52 editorial suggestions regarding "Commonwealth of Virginia" and "toll"

3. Tightened up #9 slightly (the wording was a little wandering)

I'm going to start another thread announcing the online petition. Thanks to everyone for making this into an effort that will at least help us feel as if we are a positive part of the process!

Now we've got to get the word out somehow. Thanks in advance to all the hands and feet that are willing to help.

Now, here's to seeing what the little guys and gals can do...

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