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Oct. 30, 2015



PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PRIORITIZING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Public meetings to be held in November; project applications submitted under House Bill 2 posted online

RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold nine public meetings across the commonwealth in November on prioritizing transportation projects.

The public is invited to get the latest information, ask questions and provide input on transportation projects. This year’s meetings 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.

Signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, House Bill 2 is a consistent and data-driven “prioritization” process to score projects according to critical transportation needs.

The meetings will highlight the 321 applications for projects submitted by 131 local and regional governments across the state. The applications request $6.95 billion in funding under House Bill 2.

Following public meetings, 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.

Public Meetings
 

Monday, November 2

4 to 6 p.m.

Holiday Inn

3005 Linden Drive

Bristol, VA 24202 

Monday, November 9

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Kirkley Hotel

2900 Candlers Mountain Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502

Tuesday, November 10

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Boardroom

723 Woodlake Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23320 

Thursday, November 12

5 to 7 p.m.

Germanna Community College

Center for Workforce & Community Education

10000 Germanna Point Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

 

Monday, November 16

6 to 8 p.m.

VDOT Northern Virginia District Office

4975 Alliance Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Wednesday, November 18

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Valley View

3315 Ordway Drive NW

Roanoke, VA 24017

Thursday, November 19

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Augusta County Government Center, South Boardroom

18 Government Center Lane

Verona, VA 24482

Monday, November 23

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Germanna Community College

Daniel Technology Center

18121 Technology Drive

Culpeper, VA 22701

Monday, November 30

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Strawberry Hill Ballroom

1440 North Laburnum Avenue

Henrico, VA 23223


If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may view the displays and provide your comments online. 

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 Dec.11, 2015.

Information sources:

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.

 

 

 

 

 



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