Jeffrey Caldwell 804-786-2715
Jennifer Pickett (804) 221-1853
Dec. 8, 2008
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD SETS PUBLIC HEARINGS
Mid-Year Revision Planned to Address Downturn in Revenues, Further Reductions Will Be Necessary Based on Economic Conditions
This mid-year revision of the fiscal year 2009-2014 program is in response to transportation revenue reductions of more than $2.6 billion resulting from the downturn in the economy.
CTB members will host the hearings, and representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will be present to provide information and answer questions.
“We are holding this unusual mid-year revision of the six-year program because of the significant changes in the official transportation revenue estimate,” said Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer.
“While this revised plan cuts $1.2 billion from our six-year program, we know that additional cuts of approximately $400 million will be necessary before this plan is brought before the CTB in January.”
These reductions are a result of reductions in the official state transportation revenues and in addition to $1.1 billion in cuts made last June with the six-year plan was approved. All transportation agencies are making other reductions in the programs and services they provide.
Lists of specific projects and changes from the current program will be available at each public hearing, on VDOT and DRPT’s Web sites at www.VDOT.Virginia.gov and www.DRPT.Virginia.gov, and at VDOT district and residency offices prior to the hearing.
Except where noted, each hearing begins at 6 p.m. Please attend the hearing that is most convenient for you.
The districts of focus for each meeting are listed after the meeting location.
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009
New River Valley Community College
5251 College Drive
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
VDOT Culpeper District Auditorium
1601 Orange Road, Culpeper
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake
Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1221 E. Broad St., Richmond
Richmond, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, 7 p.m.
Fairfax County Board Room
12000 Government Center Parkway
Verbal and written comments will be accepted throughout the hearings.
During the comment period, individuals may speak for up to three minutes.
Groups and organizations each should designate one member to speak.
Those who cannot attend can mail comments to the addresses listed below. However, comments must be received by Jan. 14, 2009 for consideration.
Public Information Office
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
1313 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.