Jeffrey Caldwell 804-786-2715
Jennifer Pickett 804-786-7432
Feb. 12, 2009
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD TO ADOPT REVISED SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM AT SPECIAL MEETING
Board Will Also Adopt Revised Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Budgets
In order to have the flexibility to apply federal stimulus dollars to the state’s most pressing needs, the CTB must approve the revised program prior to the passing of the federal stimulus package, which is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, Feb. 16.
The $8.9 billion revised program reflects significant reductions in the highway program stemming from a $2.6 billion state and federal funding shortfall over the next six years. It was presented to the CTB for consideration at the Feb. 5, meeting. The revised program commits $6.0 billion for highway construction and $2.9 billion for public transportation and rail over the next six years.
The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Central Office Auditorium, 1221 E. Broad St., Richmond, Va.
The Fiscal Years 2009-2014 Six-Year Improvement Program and lists of projects delayed or removed from the program will be available on Feb. 13 on the Virginia Department of Transportation Web site at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp.
Note to Editors:
To learn more, and to view the Fiscal Years 2009-2014 Six-Year Improvement Program materials, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp.
For details about specific highway projects included in the plan, please contact the district public affairs office for the project area. Those offices are listed at http://www.virginiadot.org/news/mediacontacts.asp.
For details about public transit and rail projects, please contact Jennifer Pickett at DRPT using the contact information above or view the complete rail and transit program online at 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.