On May 15th, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released a draft of the Fiscal Years 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). Because of the additional sustainable cheap ralph laurenrevenues resulting from the passage of HB 2313, the proposed program allocates $15.4 billion, a $4 billion increase, ralph lauren outletin funding to transportation improvements over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2013. Improvements include highway, road, rail, transit and bridge projects and other improvements across the state.
The SYIP reflects hundreds of transportation projects identified as critical priorities by localities, regional entities and the Commonwealth. Projects include, among other things, rehabilitating existing roads, adding new capacity to ease congestion and expanding intercity passenger rail service.
The public can review the draft plan and provide input, which will be taken into the consideration by the CTB before the final program is adopted in June. The FY 2014-2019 program will go into effect July 1, 2013.
The draft six-year program is online at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp. The program can also be reviewed at Virginia Department of Transportation’s district and residency offices and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Richmond office.
The public may comment about essential rail, public transportation, commuter service, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects (except local/secondary roads) at the hearings. Public comments will be considered before the board adopts a final program in June.
Individuals unable to attend the hearing may submit comments via mail and email. For VDOT projects, the mailing address is Programming Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For DRPT projects, the mailing address is Public Information Office, VA Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219, or email email@example.com by June 7, 2013.