Have you heard about the Virginia Transportation Funding Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP)?
The Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) is a document that outlines planned spending for transportation projects proposed for construction development or study for the next six years.
Why is that important to you?
Throughout the SYIP development process, there are various points of coordination with regional, metropolitan, and local groups, as well as opportunities for public participation. Development of the SYIP begins in the Fall and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) hosts a series of meetings seeking public comment on transportation projects and priorities. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) carry out various project selection processes and projects are recommended for funding in the Draft SYIP presented to the CTB in the Spring. The CTB hosts a series of public hearings to receive feedback on proposed projects and recommends adjustments to the Draft SYIP as necessary. A Final SYIP is presented to the CTB for adoption in June.
When’s the next meeting?
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) invites the public to provide feedback to the draft FY2021-2026 Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP) at a virtual fall meeting on November 24, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. When announced, public comment can be made by calling 470-285-4495, followed by PIN 392 182 855#. More information about the draft SYIP and public hearing may be found here.
How else could I be involved?
The public also is invited to share feedback by submitting comments via email or mail by December 3: DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov or 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond VA, 23219.