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Make Your Voices Heard!

March 21, 2017 3:25 pm
Dear Prince William County Friends, Families, and Neighbors:
Make your voices heard on upcoming transportation projects!
I would like to inform you of an upcoming public meeting hosted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to gain public input and comment as they develop 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 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 more than 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.
The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the address below: 
 
Northern Virginia District Office, Potomac Room
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Online Resources:
Project prioritization information can be found at http://vasmartscale.org/
Six-Year Improvement Program:
You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 16, 2017:
For roads and highways:
–or–
Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219.
For transit and rail:
–or–
Public Information Office
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond VA, 23219.
State law requires projects to be scored based on how they ease congestion, improve economic development, provide accessibility to jobs, enhance safety and environmental quality, and support transportation-efficient land use. Projects in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads score higher if they reduce congestion.

As always, if you need to connect with us, you can do so as follows:

– You can email me at DelRAnderson@house.virginia.gov
– You can email Legislative Aide Tommy Herbert at tommy.delegateanderson@gmail.com
– You can call our district office at (571) 264-9983
– You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube

There is no higher honor than public service, and I thank you and your family for the honor of representing you in Prince William County and in Richmond!

Sincerely,

RICHARD L. ANDERSON
Delegate, 51st House District
Virginia General Assembly