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Lindsay LeGrand, VDOT 804-921-0907

Jessica Cowardin, DRPT 804-205-8702


Sept. 30, 2019

Share comments at public meetings, online, by email, and by mail

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) invites the public to share feedback on transportation initiatives at nine meetings across Virginia this fall. Representatives from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will highlight transportation programs, discuss ideas and answer questions about the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation network.

Participation is welcome by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail.

The public will have an opportunity to learn and share feedback about:

  • Adjustments to the statewide project prioritization process, known as SMART SCALE, which allocates limited funding to the most critical transportation needs.

  • Virginia’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which identifies transportation projects that will utilize federal transportation funding or require approval from federal partners.

  • A draft Mid-term Transportation Needs assessment for VTrans, Virginia’s statewide, multimodal transportation plan that outlines a vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth. The plan will identify transportation investment priorities and guides transportation agencies’ strategies and programs.

  • Adjustments to Virginia’s Highway Safety Improvement Program, which aims to link infrastructure improvements across highway travel modes to performance outcomes outlined in Virginia’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

The public meetings will begin at 4 p.m. in each of the locations except as noted below: 

 Tuesday, October 15, 2019*

Richmond District

Richmond Marriott Short Pump 4240 Dominion Boulevard

Glen Allen, VA  23060

*This meeting will also provide opportunity for comment on the I-95 Corridor Study Plan

Tuesday, October 22, 2019**

Northern Virginia District

Northern Virginia District Office

Potomac Conference Room

4975 Alliance Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

**meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Monday, October 28, 2019***

Staunton District

Doubletree Hotel Harrisonburg

1400 E. Market Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

***meeting begins at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Salem District

Holiday Inn Valley View

3315 Ordway Drive

Roanoke, VA 24017

Monday, November 4, 2019

Lynchburg District

Lynchburg District Complex

Ramey Memorial Auditorium

4303 Campbell Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hampton Roads District

Hampton Roads District Office 7511 Burbage Drive

Suffolk, VA 23435

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Bristol District

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

One Partnership Circle

Abingdon, VA 24210

Tuesday, November 12, 2019**

Fredericksburg District

James Monroe High School

2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

**meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Culpeper District

VDOT Culpeper District Office

1601 Orange Road

Culpeper, VA 22701

Meeting materials will be available at http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/springmeetings/default.asp beginning October 15, 2019.

Online sources

 The public can submit comments on transportation projects and initiatives to the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), OIPI Deputy Director Ronique Day, 1221 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or PublicComments@OIPI.Virginia.gov. Comments will be accepted until November 30, 2019.

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


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