Lauren Hansen 757-925-1660
Courtney Moyer 804-225-3746 (office)
Sept. 15, 2011
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETINGS
RICHMOND ─ Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today announced that nine public meetings will be held across the state this fall so that 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 2013-2018 SYIP, including multimodal initiatives for highways, rail and transit.
The meetings will include an open house from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Representatives from various state transportation agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Planning District Commissions will be available during each open house session to provide information and highlight their transportation programs. Displays and handouts will be available at each of the meetings.
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.
A draft of the new SYIP will be available next spring, and public hearings will be held before the program is finalized in June 2012.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide comments during one of the following meetings:
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Comments can be submitted following the meeting and by those not able to attend one of the meetings. 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 and on highway projects to Programming Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 12, 2011.
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.