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Lindsay LeGrand, VDOT Office: 804-786- 2715
Lindsay.LeGrand@VDOT.Virginia.Gov
Chris Smith, DRPT Cell: 804-624-0109
Chris.Smith@DRPT.Virginia.Gov
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April 16, 2018



COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Provide input on projects that are recommended for funding at public meetings, online, email and mail

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will be hosting meetings across the commonwealth and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email or mail.

Public comments will be considered by the CTB as it develops the FY 2019-2024 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). The SYIP allocates public funds to highway, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation, and transportation demand management projects. The Draft FY 2019-2024 SYIP identifies projects proposed for inclusion in the final program, which will be approved at the CTB’s June meeting. All federally-eligible projects in the SYIP will be included in the federally-required Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to document how Virginia will obligate its federal funds. 

The public meetings will begin at 4 p.m. in each of the locations except as noted below (a formal comment period will be held at each meeting):

Monday, April 16, 2018
Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Lynchburg
Lynchburg District Office
Ramey Memorial Auditorium
4303 Campbell Avenue
(Route 501)
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Richmond
Hilton Garden Inn
800 Southpark Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

 

Monday, April 30, 2018*
Northern Virginia
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, Potomac Room
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 

*Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Staunton
Holiday Inn and Conference Center
152 Fairway Lane
Staunton, VA 24402
Monday, May 7, 2018
Culpeper
VDOT Culpeper District Office, Auditorium
1601 Orange Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Fredericksburg
Germanna
Community College Center for Workforce & Community Education
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Salem
Holiday Inn Valley View
3315 Ordway Drive
Roanoke, VA 24017
Monday, May 14, 2018
Bristol
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Cir.
Abingdon, VA 24210


Meeting materials will be available at http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/springmeetings/default.asp beginning April 16, 2018.

Online sources

Six-Year Improvement Program:
VDOT: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp 
DRPT: http://www.drpt.virginia.gov/finance-procurement/overview/

You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 30, 2018:

  • For roads and highways: Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.govor Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219.
  • For transit and rail: DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.govor Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond VA, 23219.

For additional information about the CTB, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/.

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Note to media: SMART SCALE, Virginia’s data-driven prioritization process, remains ongoing. SMART SCALE project applications are currently being accepted for the FY 2020-2025 update until August 1, 2018. SMART SCALE facilitates investment of limited tax dollars to the right transportation projects that meet the most critical transportation needs in Virginia, using quantifiable factors to be scored, such as: safety, congestion reduction, accessibility, land use, environmental quality and economic development. The process is part of Virginia Code §33.2-214.1. For more information about SMART SCALE, visit http://vasmartscale.org/.



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