Monday, November 2, 2015

Public Input Sought On Prioritizing Transportation Projects

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.
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.
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 toPublic Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, Virginia 23219, and on highway projects to Infrastructure Investment Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219, or
Comments will be accepted until Dec.11, 2015.

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