Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
April 27, 2015
SIX-YEAR PROGRAM PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Public can attend meeting in person, or watch online
FREDERICKSBURG — A public hearing on the draft Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) for Fiscal Years 2016-2021 will be held this Thursday evening in the Fredericksburg District.
The hearing will be held:
Thursday, April 30
Germanna Community College
Center for Workforce & Community Education
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Watch the public hearing online in real-time beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening:
On April 15, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released the draft Six-Year Improvement Program, which allocates $12.9 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2015. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state.
The SYIP supports nearly 3,000 transportation projects to improve the state’s infrastructure. The draft program does not include new projects that would be subject to scoring under the new prioritization process under House Bill 2 (HB2). This process will help determine critical transportation needs through a fair and objective analysis.
Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB2 into law in 2014, which directs the CTB to develop and use a scoring process for project selection by July 2016. Candidate projects will be screened to determine if they qualify to be scored. Projects will be scored based on an objective and fair analysis applied statewide. The law will improve transparency and accountability. The public will know how projects scored and the decisions behind the CTB’s project selections.
FY 2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program breakdown:
$9.5 billion – Highway construction
$3.4 billion – Rail and public transportation
$12.9 billion – Total six-year program
Public input is also needed on how transportation projects should be scored under House Bill 2.
You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 22, 2015.
For roads and highways:
Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
For transit and public transportation:
Public Information Office
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond VA, 23219.
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