Transportation infrastructure is an essential driver of economic growth and quality of life in Hampton Roads. Chris authored SmartScale, a landmark bill that takes the politics out of transportation funding (HB 2, 2014). It prioritizes transportation projects based on their contribution to the surrounding communities and the Commonwealth. This innovative legislation has led to significant investments in Hampton Roads’ transportation infrastructure, including the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel expansion. Chris serves on the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization and the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission where he works to plan and fund critical infrastructure projects in the region. Chris received the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Transportation Reform Advocate Award for his innovative work on this issue. Chris’s SmartScale legislation has been recognized as a national best practice by The Southern Legislative Conference.