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Oct. 1, 2012



COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

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 2014-2019 SYIP, including multimodal initiatives for highways, rail and transit.  Information regarding the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which includes all SYIP projects eligible for federal funding, will also be available.

The meetings will include an open house from 6 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. Additionally, an Amtrak Virginia Kiosk will be available for citizens to purchase Amtrak Virginia tickets.

Following the open house session, individuals can provide oral or written comments at the meetings. After the meetings, comments can be submitted to Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219, or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov for rail and public transportation and transportation demand management projects and to Programming Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219, or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov for highway projects. 

Materials for the meetings will be made available as of Oct. 25, 2012 at http://www.virginiadot.org/fallmeetings and comments may be submitted online. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2012.

A draft of the new SYIP will be available next spring, and public hearings will be held before the program is finalized in June 2013.

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

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
Massaponax High School
8201 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
District Office Potomac Conference Center
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Germanna Community College
Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012
Augusta Government Center
18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center
2900 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
Bristol Convention Center
3005 Linden Drive
Bristol, VA 24202

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1201 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s transportation agencies are committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more information please call 1-866-835-6070.

DRPT will strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. Contact DRPT’s the Title VI Compliance Officer at 804-786-4440 for more information. 

For additional information on DRPT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures or to file a complaint, please visit the website at www.drpt.virginia.govor contact the Title VI Compliance Officer, Linda Maiden, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.

 

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