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Northern Virginia continues to suffer unbearable traffic congestion. After decades of underinvesting during periods of extraordinary growth and despite key federal earmarks providing major project relief in the 2000s, Virginia has been unable to develop a functioning transportation network.

Former colleagues and friends are remembering Gladys Keating, who represented the Franconia area in the House of Delegates for 22 years.

Keating died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., several weeks after celebrating her 91st birthday with her family.

After years living the nomadic life of a military officer’s wife, Keating became very active in the community when the family settled in Franconia in 1961. She served as president of her civic association and the PTA, and was a member of the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees.

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