Paula Miller 757-925-1660
May 10, 2016
FUNDING THE RIGHT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Six-Year Improvement Program Public Meeting Scheduled
SUFFOLK-State transportation planners want to hear from the public on projects that have been scored and recommended for funding based on a new data-driven prioritization process. The projects were submitted for scoring by local governments, Hampton Roads Transit and the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. In Hampton Roads, twenty-one of the 40 locally submitted projects have been recommended for funding.
The project scoring is a significant change under House Bill 2, a new law which targets tax dollars to prioritized projects. Statewide, nearly 300 transportation projects were scored.
Public comments will be considered when the Commonwealth Transportation Board develops the Six-Year Improvement Program (FY 2017-2022). The SYIP allocates public funds to highway, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation projects. The CTB will make a decision in June on which scored projects to include in the six-year program.
The public is invited to offer formal comments on May 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
To review the list of scored projects recommended for funding visit:
You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 27, 2016.
For roads and highways: Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov or Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, 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.
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