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July 14, 2016

Virginia Receives Top Honors for SMART SCALE Transportation Prioritization Process
Virginia awarded “State Transformation in Action Recognition” at Southern Legislative Conference

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Smart Scale, Virginia’s data-driven prioritization process to fund the right transportation projects that generate the greatest benefit for taxpayers, received the State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) award from the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments.

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July 5, 2016

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Selection for $165 Million FASTLANE Grant to Deliver the Atlantic Gateway Project
Multi-Pronged Project will Transform Road and Rail Infrastructure Along the I-95 Corridor

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s proposed Atlantic Gateway Project has been selected for a federal FASTLANE grant of $165 million.  

Combined resources for the project, including the federal grant, private investment and public funding, total $1.4 billion to address the worst bottlenecks on the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia, transforming travel along the entire East Coast.

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June 29, 2016

VIRGINIA’S NEWEST TRANSPORTATION MAP IS HERE
2016-2018 State Map highlights Chesapeake Bay region

RICHMOND, Virginia – A new official state transportation map is fresh off the press and on the shelves of welcome centers across the state.

“Even though we have technology at our fingertips practically all the time, the map’s popularity remains high,” said VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick. “Maps always come in handy, especially when the GPS isn’t working.”

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June 28, 2016

VDOT, PARTNERS RECEIVE PARTNERED PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Avens Bridge Project in Washington County recognized

RICHMOND, Virginia – The International Partnering Institute (IPI) presented the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its partners a Ruby-level Partnered Project of the Year Award at a ceremony last month in San Francisco.

The award recognized the project team from the Avens Bridge Route 670 Project in Washington County in VDOT’s Bristol District.

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June 24, 2016

VDOT LIFTS MOST LANE CLOSURES TO EASE TRAVEL FOR FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY
Check 511 or download VDOT’s free 511 app for current travel conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has a travel-trends map that can help with travel plans if you’re heading to Hampton Roads, Richmond or northern Virginia during the Fourth of July holiday.

VDOT is also lifting most lane closures to ease congestion.

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June 14, 2016

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
$14.4 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT’s $5.4 billion annual budget

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved today the latest Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates $14.4 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2016. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state.

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June 14, 2016

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s First Transportation Program based on an Objective, Data-Driven Prioritization Process
~CTB’s historic vote is the culmination of a multi-year effort to renew, reform and refocus Virginia’s transportation program to help deliver the new Virginia economy~

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) voted on the first wave of transportation projects scored by Virginia’s new data-driven prioritization process. The process (formerly called House Bill 2 or HB2) has a new name, “SMART SCALE, Funding the Right Transportation Projects in Virginia.” SMART SCALE stands for System for the Management and Allocation of Resources for Transportation. It is a prioritization process that evaluates each project’s merits using key factors, including:  improvements to safety, congestion reduction, accessibility, land use, economic development and the environment

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