Six-Year Improvement Program

The Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) is a document that outlines planned spending for transportation projects proposed for construction development or study for the next six years.

The SYIP is updated annually and is the means by which the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) meets its statutory obligation under the Code of Virginia to allocate funds to interstate, primary, secondary and urban highway systems, public transit, ports and airports and other programs for the immediate fiscal year.

The SYIP also identifies planned program funding for the succeeding five fiscal years.

The CTB allocates funds for the first fiscal year of the SYIP, but the remaining five years are estimates of future allocations. Fiscal years start July 1 and end June 30.

The CTB updates the SYIP each year as revenue estimates are updated, priorities are revised, and project schedules and costs change.

Development of the SYIP begins in the Fall and the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation host a series of meetings seeking public comment with various other multi-modal transportation agencies.

Each Spring, a draft SYIP is presented to the CTB and made available for public comment.  

The final SYIP is adopted at the June CTB meeting.

Page last modified: April 9, 2018