Monday evening in Richmond, we witnessed something that has been in short supply — bipartisanship. The deep flaws in the Governor's transportation proposal united Democrats and Republicans in opposition to an unprecedented statewide tax increase and de-facto funding cuts to health, education and public safety. Even under the best case scenario laid out by the Governor, these cuts would not raise enough money for Virginia’s roads. Together, we proposed solutions that would find fair sources of revenue, empower regions to find local transportation solutions, and leave the general fund intact. Unfortunately, most of the proposals that would have improved the plan failed.