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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Lou.Hatter@vdot.virginia.gov
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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
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cell 540-718-7609
CULP 2012-053

Oct. 30, 2012



CULPEPER TRANSPORTATION MEETING WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED
Public input sought on highway, rail and transit projects

CULPEPER — With the weather clearing in Central Virginia, Thursday’s transportation meeting will take place as scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Germanna Community College Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper.

From 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the public can visit displays and meet representatives from the Virginia departments of Transportation, Rail and Public Transportation, Aviation, Motor Vehicles and Port Authority as well as the local metropolitan planning organization and planning district commissions.

Following the open house session, individuals can speak for up to three minutes or submit written comments. Speakers may register at the door; there is no pre-registration.

Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and the Commonwealth Transportation Board are holding meetings across Virginia so the public may provide comments for the development of the 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program, including multimodal initiatives for highways, rail and transit. Information about the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which includes all SYIP projects eligible for federal funding, will also be available.

After the meetings, comments can be submitted through email or regular mail 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 are available at http://www.virginiadot.org/fallmeetings and comments may be submitted online. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2012.

A draft 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program will be available next spring, and public hearings will be held before the program is finalized in June 2013.

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.gov or contact the Title VI Compliance Officer, Linda Maiden, 600 E. Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.

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