Kasprowicz Reappointed to CTB

Gov. Ralph Northam has reappointed Middleburg’s E. Scott Kasprowicz to the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the administration.

The board oversees the Virginia Department of Transportation, and includes the state Secretary of Transportation, the VDOT Commissioner, the director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and 14 citizen members appointed by the governor to four-year terms.

Kasprowicz, a technology entrepreneur, aviator and conservationist, served under then-Gov. Tim Kaine as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, including during planning the Dulles Rail project. He now begins his third term on the CTB. Then-Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed him to the panel in 2014 and reappointed him in 2017.

In 2008, Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik broke the record for fastest trip around the world by helicopter, circumnavigating the globe in a little more than 11 days and beating the previous record by about six days.

Among the issues that will come before Kasprowicz on that board are two that are close to home: Loudoun County’s proposals to rename Harry Byrd Highway, and John Mosby Highway. The authority to name those highways rests with the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

2 thoughts on “Kasprowicz Reappointed to CTB

  • 2021-09-20 at 8:44 am

    Fantastic to learn that renaming two roads is at the very top of Loudoun’s transportation priorities. That shows some real leadership and vision. And an understanding of what’s important to a transportation system.

    Remember when Carpetbagger Macauliffe (D) was in office? Yeah, his top priority was adding tolls to roads which Virginians had already fully funded.

    That’s what you get when you elect (D)s to run a state and county. Insane priorities, pet projects and more taxes.

    We deserve better.

  • 2021-09-21 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t doubt this man’s qualifications but, when it says, “14 citizen members” get appointed, it would be good to see 14 people who have not been part of government before and can bring an outsider’s perspective. There is enough groupthink in the government.

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