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Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Michelle.Earl@vdot.virginia.gov

BR-15047

May 4, 2015



Bristol District is this evening (May 4)
Commonwealth Transportation Board releases draft six-year improvement program for public review

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released on April 15 the draft Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates $12.9 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2015. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state.

The SYIP supports nearly 3,000 transportation projects to improve the state’s infrastructure. The draft program does not include new projects that would be subject to scoring under the new prioritization process under House Bill 2 (HB2). This process will help determine critical transportation needs through a fair and objective analysis.

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB2 into law in 2014, which directs the CTB to develop and use a scoring process for project selection by July 2016. Candidate projects will be screened to determine if they qualify to be scored. Projects will be scored based on an objective and fair analysis applied statewide. The law will improve transparency and accountability. The public will know how projects scored and the decisions behind the CTB’s project selections.

FY 2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program breakdown:

$9.5 billion – Highway construction

$3.4 billion – Rail and public transportation

$12.9 billion – Total six-year program

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold hearings on the draft program beginning April 21.

Public input is also needed on a how transportation projects should be scored under House Bill 2.

Public hearings on the draft program will begin 6 p.m. in each of the locations below:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blue Ridge Community College

Plecker Center for Continuing Education

One College Lane

Weyers Cave, VA 24486

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Holiday Inn Downtown

601 Main Street

Lynchburg, VA 24504

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

723 Woodlake Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

VDOT Northern Virginia District Office

4975 Alliance Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Northside High School

6758 Northside High School Road

Roanoke, VA 24019

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Germanna Community College

Center for Workforce & Community Education

10000 Germanna Point Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Monday, May 4, 2015

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

One Partnership Circle

Abingdon, VA 24210

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thomas J. Fulghum Conference Center

Chesterfield Career & Technical Center at Hull Street Road

13900 Hull Street Road

Midlothian, VA 23112

Monday, May 11, 2015

Germanna Community College

Daniel Technology Center

18121 Technology Drive

Culpeper, VA 22701

You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 22, 2015.

For roads and highways:

Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Infrastructure Investment Director

Virginia Department of Transportation

1401 East Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23219

For transit and public transportation:

DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov

Public Information Office

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

600 East Main Street, Suite 2102

Richmond VA, 23219.

Click the link below to view changes between the FY 2015 program and the draft FY 2016 program:

http://syip.virginiadot.org/reports/221/FY16-DRAFT-ALLCHG-REPORT.pdf

For more information visit:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp.

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