Commonwealth Transportation Board invites public feedback on transportation projects, initiatives

Public encouraged to provide input on projects recommended for funding at Bristol District meeting May 15

BRISTOL, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is hosting nine meetings across Virginia and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding, as well as other transportation initiatives. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail. 
 
The Bristol District meeting will be held on Monday, May 15, from 4-6 p.m. at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, located at 1 Partnership Circle in Abingdon.  
 
The public will have an opportunity to learn and share feedback about the Draft Fiscal Year 2024-2029 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates public funds to highway, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation, and transportation demand management projects.  
 
The Draft FY 2024-2029 SYIP identifies projects proposed for inclusion in the final program, which will be before the CTB at its June meeting. All federally eligible projects in the SYIP will be included in the federally required Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to document how Virginia will obligate its federal funds. The Draft FY 2024-2029 SYIP includes projects recommended for funding in the following programs: 
•    SMART SCALE, the Board's statewide multimodal transportation prioritization process that provides funding for highway, transit capital, rail capital, transportation demand management, and bike/pedestrian projects.  
•    State of Good Repair, a program that provides funding for deteriorated pavements and structurally deficient bridges owned or maintained by VDOT and or localities. 
•    Comments will also be accepted for new projects valued at more than $25 million. 

Online Resources 
 
The draft Six-Year Improvement Program may be reviewed online: 
•    VDOT: https://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/springmeetings2023/default.asp 
•    DRPT: https://data.drpt.virginia.gov/  

Public Comment

In addition to providing spoken or written comments at one of the public meetings, you can also submit your comments via online form, email, or mail by May 24, 2023: 

•    For roads and highways: Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov or Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. 
•    For transit and rail: DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov or Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.

Title VI Compliance 

The Commonwealth is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need further information on these policies or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Title VI Compliance Officer at 804-786-2730 or the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Title VI Compliance Officer at 804-786-4440 (TTY users call 711). 
  
For additional information about the CTB, visit ctb.virginia.gov/.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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