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CTB Invites Public Feedback on Transportation Programs Throughout Virginia


October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM
Potomac Conference Room, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) invites the public to share feedback on transportation initiatives at nine meetings across Virginia this fall. Representatives from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will highlight transportation programs, discuss ideas and answer questions about the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation network.

The public will have an opportunity to learn and share feedback about:

  • Adjustments to the statewide project prioritization process, known as SMART SCALE, which allocates limited funding to the most critical transportation needs.
  • Virginia’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which identifies transportation projects that will utilize federal transportation funding or require approval from federal partners.
  • A draft Mid-term Transportation Needs assessment for VTrans, Virginia’s statewide, multimodal transportation plan that outlines a vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth. The plan will identify transportation investment priorities and guides transportation agencies’ strategies and programs.
  • Adjustments to Virginia’s Highway Safety Improvement Program, which aims to link infrastructure improvements across highway travel modes to performance outcomes outlined in Virginia’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
  • Additionally, the meeting in the Richmond District will include information about the the I-95 Corridor Study.
  • Meeting materials will be available at http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/springmeetings/default.asp beginning October 15, 2019.Online sources

    The public can submit comments on transportation projects and initiatives to the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), OIPI Deputy Director Ronique Day, 1221 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or PublicComments@OIPI.Virginia.gov. Comments will be accepted until November 30, 2019.

    For additional information about the CTB, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/.

Fairfax County Parkway Widening (Fairfax County) – Public Information Meeting


November 6, 2019, 6:30 PM
James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be hosting its fourth Public Information Meeting to update the public and collect feedback on the Fairfax County Parkway Widening and the Popes Head Road Interchange Project. This project will widen the Parkway from 4 to 6 lanes from Ox Road to Route 29, build an interchange at Popes Head Road and the future Shirley Gate Extension, reconfigure intersections along the project limits, and construct a missing segment of the shared use path from Burke Centre Parkway to Route 123.

The meeting will be held on November 6th in the cafeteria at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax 22032 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m.

2019 Capital Region Transportation Forum


November 12, 2019, 8:15 AM
Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW, Washington, Washington, DC

Attend this morning event for a unique opportunity to hear government and business leaders from the District, Maryland, and Virginia discuss transportation through a regional lens.

Tuesday, November 12

8:15 AM to 11:00 AM

(Breakfast will be served)

Park Hyatt, Washington, D.C.

This is a free event that includes breakfast and two hours of programming. Speakers will describe the region’s progress towards shared transportation goals and discuss strategies for further success. This will be a valuable event for community advocates, government officials, journalists, business leaders, and others who have a stake in the region’s ability to provide efficient, safe, clean, and equitable mobility options.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jeff Marootian – Director of District Department of Transportation
  • Shannon Valentine – Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Pete Rahn – Secretary of Maryland Department of Transportation

Governors Transportation Conference – 2019 Innovation Summit


November 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019, 8:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia

Route 28 Centerville Road STARS Study – Public Information Meeting


November 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
Cougar Elementary School, 9330 Brandon Street, Manassas Park , Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a second public information meeting to provide an update on the alternatives, survey results, and next steps on the Route 28 Centerville Road STARS Study.  The primary objective of the study includes:

– Reviewing previous studies in the corridor

– Reviewing signal phasing for potential reductions in the number of signal phases or operations that would result in improved efficiency

– Considering the feasibility of alternative intersection designs, including roundabouts, and overpasses, among others, and

– Assessing, at a planning level, the impacts on access, right-of-way, utilities, and other features, and to quantify the traffic effects.

The meeting will include an open house and a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period.  The meeting is scheduled as follows:

 Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, presentation beginning at 6:30 pm

Facility/School Name:  Cougar Elementary School

Address:  9330 Brandon Street, Manassas Park, VA  20111

NVTC AND PRTC PRESENT ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING


December 9, 2019, 8:30 AM
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 8100 Loisdale Road, Springfield, Virginia