Joe Vagi 804-371-8304
April 15, 2015
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
$12.9 billion in road, bridge rail and public transportation improvements; public hearings to be held
RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released today 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 2016-2021 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,
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Holiday Inn Downtown
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Northside High School
Germanna Community College
Monday, May 4, 2015
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thomas J. Fulghum
Monday, May 11, 2015
Germanna Community College
You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 22, 2015.
For roads and highways:
Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
For transit and public transportation:
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:
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