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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-81906

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

6 p.m.

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:

http://www.windrosemedia.com/windstream/vdot-specialprojects/

 

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:

 

Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Infrastructure Investment Director

Virginia Department of Transportation

1401 East Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23219

 

For transit and public transportation:

 

DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov

Public Information Office

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

600 East Main Street, Suite 2102

Richmond VA, 23219.

  

For more information visit:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp.

 

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