Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Nov. 8, 2012
Commonwealth Transportation Board holds six-year improvement program meeting
Public is invited to review and comment on multimodal transportation projects
BRISTOL — Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) are holding meetings across Virginia so 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.
The meeting for the 12-county Bristol transportation district will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center located at 3005 Linden Drive, Bristol, Va. The meeting will include an open house session from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
During the open house, representatives from various state transportation agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Planning District Commissions will be available to provide information and highlight their transportation programs. Displays and handouts will be available at the meeting.
Comments can be submitted following the meeting or by those not able to attend. 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.
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.
Highway project comments should be sent to Programming Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov.
Materials for the meetings are available at http://www.virginiadot.org/fallmeetings and comments may be submitted online. Comments will be accepted until November 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.
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.