From the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

The public is invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding through Virginia’s data-driven, prioritization process. This process was used to score over 400 transportation projects proposed by localities and regional planning bodies across the state.

The scoring is a key part of a law, referred to as Smart Scale, to facilitate investment of limited tax dollars in the right transportation projects.

The public is also invited to share comments on other non-Smart Scale projects, as well as new projects valued in excess of $25 million.

Public comments will be considered by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) as it develops the FY 2018-2023 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP).

The SYIP allocates public funds to highway, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation projects. The CTB will select the final list of scored as well as approved projects to be included in the SYIP.

All federally eligible projects in the six-year improvement program will be included in the federally required Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to document how Virginia will obligate its federal funds.

Two local meetings are scheduled as follows:

Fredericksburg
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Germanna Community College Center for Workforce & Community Education, 10000 Germanna Point Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Culpeper
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
VDOT District Office auditorium, 1601 Orange Rd., Culpeper, VA 22701

Online sources
Scored projects recommended for funding:
http://vasmartscale.org/documents/2018documents/fy_2018_staff_recommended_funding_scenario.xlsx

Project prioritization information:
http://vasmartscale.org/

Six-Year Improvement Program:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp
http://www.drpt.virginia.gov/about-us/finance-procurement/syip/

You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 16, 2017:
For roads and highways: [email protected] or Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219.

For transit and rail: [email protected] or Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond VA, 23219.
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