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Sept. 15, 2011



COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETINGS

RICHMOND - Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today announced that nine public meetings will be held across the state this fall so that the public may discuss projects and programs in the CTB’s current Six-year Improvement Program (SYIP) and provide comments for the development of the Fiscal Years 2013-2018 SYIP, including multimodal initiatives for highways, rail and transit.  

The meetings will include an open house from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Representatives from various state transportation agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Planning District Commissions will be available during each open house session to provide information and highlight their transportation programs. 

Displays and handouts will be available at each of the meetings.

Following the open house session, individuals can provide oral or written comments at the meeting. After the meeting, comments can be submitted through email or regular mail.

A draft of the new SYIP will be available next spring, and public hearings will be held before the program is finalized in June 2012.

The public is encouraged to attend and provide comments during one of the following meetings:

Oct. 3
Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center
2900 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Oct. 4
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

Oct. 20
VDOT Fredericksburg District Auditorium
87 Deacon Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Oct. 24
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Oct. 25
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Oct. 26
Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Nov. 2
Broadway High School
269 Gobbler Drive
Broadway, VA 22815

Nov. 3
Germanna Community College
Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701

Nov. 30
VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1221 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Comments can be submitted following these meetings or by those not able to attend one of the meetings. Comments on rail, transit and transportation demand management should be sent to Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219 or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov and on highway projects to Programming Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 12, 2011.

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