Jeffrey Caldwell 804-786-2715
Jennifer Pickett 804-786-7432, 804-221-1853
Dec. 18, 2008
REVISED 2009-2014 DRAFT SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM AVAILABLE ON WEB
$2.6 billion reduction in overall transportation funding will result in $1.3 billion in cuts to highway and transit projects with $400 million in additional reductions necessary
Additional reductions to the program are likely to follow as the recently announced December revenue reduction is addressed. Reductions to administrative programs and other services will account for more than $1 billion in cost cutting measures.
The draft program and lists of projects impacted by these reductions will be available online at VirginiaDOT.org and DRPT.Virginia.gov at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18.
The revised fiscal years 2009-2014 program will be presented to the CTB during its combined workshop and meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT’s) auditorium at 1221 East Broad Street in Richmond. Following the CTB meeting, an overview of the significant elements of the program changes and lists of project cuts by VDOT district will be posted on the Web sites.
Public Input Sought on Revisions
The revised program will be available for public review via the Web and during a series of five public hearings to be held around the commonwealth. Lists of specific projects and changes from the current program will be available at each public hearing, at www.VDOT.Virginia.gov and www.DRPT.Virginia.gov and at VDOT district and residency offices prior to the hearing.
Please attend the hearing that is most convenient for you. The districts of focus for each meeting are listed after the meeting location.
Monday, January 5, 2009, 6 p.m.
New River Valley Community College
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084
January 6, 2009,
VDOT Culpeper District Auditorium
1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701
January 7, 2009,
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
January 12, 2009,
VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1221 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Richmond/ Fredericksburg/ Lynchburg
January 13, 2009,
Fairfax County Board Room
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Verbal and written comments will be accepted at the hearings and comments will be accepted via mail or e-mail until Jan. 14, 2009. The plan will be finalized by the CTB in January.
During the public comment period for the revised Fiscal Years 2009-2014 Six-Year Improvement Program, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is also accepting comments on the Rail Resource Allocation Plan, which provides additional information regarding the rail projects proposed in the revised Six-Year Improvement Plan. Comments on the Rail Resource Allocation Plan, which is available online at www.drpt.virginia.gov/studies/default.aspx should be directed to DRPT at email@example.com.
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
For more information, go to www.VDOT.Virginia.gov or www.DRPT.Virginia.gov.
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.