Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Tuesday that he will recommend over $2 billion of funding — new money projected to come from his controversial overhaul of the commonwealth’s gas and sales taxes  — for hundreds of specific transportation projects statewide.

The long term transportation plan, called “Virginia’s Road to the Future,” would provide the Virginia Department of Transportation with about $1.28 billion in new state funding for 158 highway projects and another $1.07 billion for rail and transit projects. Some of that money is recommended for bond-financed projects like the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line extension, which would get $300 million over the next three years under McDonnell’s plan.

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