Laurie Simmons 757-925-1647
Nov. 6, 2015
HAMPTON ROADS FALL TRANSPORTATION MEETING SET FOR NOVEMBER 10
Public invited to learn more about area project applications submitted under House Bill 2
SUFFOLK – The Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads District wants to hear from local citizens about prioritizing transportation projects, and will be holding a Fall Transportation Meeting to give the public a chance to get the latest information, ask questions, and provide input.
Tuesday, November 10
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Boardroom
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
This year’s meeting will consist of an open house format where attendees can review and provide feedback on the list of proposed local and regional projects that localities submitted to be scored under a new prioritization process as legislated by House Bill 2.
Following the open house, a town hall style format will be provided where the public and transportation stakeholders can engage in discussion and ask questions about the projects. There will be no formal public comment during the meetings.
The meeting will highlight the 45 HB2 applications received from local and regional governments in the Hampton Roads District. The applications request $1.86 billion in funding under House Bill 2.
Following the public meeting, the projects will be scored through the end of December. Once projects are scored and reviewed by the public, the CTB will then select which projects to fund and be included in the next Six-Year Improvement Program by June of 2016.
Signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe, House Bill 2 is a consistent and data-driven “prioritization” process to score projects according to critical transportation needs.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may view the displays and provide your comments on line. You can also mail comments on rail, public transportation and transportation demand management to Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov and on highway projects to Infrastructure Investment Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219, or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov.
Comments will be accepted until December 11, 2015.
Information on House Bill 2, including project applications submitted for scoring: http://www.virginiahb2.org/resources.html.
Public meeting information: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syip/meeting_materials.asp.
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.