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July 23, 2021
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES RAIL INDUSTRIAL ACCESS GRANT TO NORFOLK TERMINAL, LP, AND POLICY FOR PROGRAM TO INCENTIVIZE TRANSIT RIDERSHIP
(RICHMOND, VA) – At its July meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved a Rail Industrial Access Grant that will improve rail access for private company Norfolk Terminal, LP, and increase exports from the Port of Virginia. The CTB also adopted the framework to advance the Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP).
July 7, 2021
511 VIRGINIA ROLLS OUT LOCATION INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
Recent update to traveler information app helps drivers find compatible places to charge up
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today announced the availability of a new feature on the 511 Virginia website and mobile app that helps drivers locate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
June 25, 2021
VDOT MAKES WAY FOR FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL TO FIREWORKS, FAMILY AND FUN
VDOT lifts most lane closures; provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead
RICHMOND, Va. – To give travelers a little more freedom on the roadways to get to Independence Day destinations, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend many highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon on Friday, July 2, until noon on Tuesday, July 6.
June 24, 2021
CTB APPROVES 2022 - 2027 SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) yesterday approved the Fiscal Year 2022 budgets for the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the FY 2022-2027 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates $24 billion to highway, rail and public transportation over the next six years.
June 24, 2021
VDOT CELEBRATES VIRGINIA POLLINATOR WEEK WITH FIRST LADY PAMELA NORTHAM
PROVIDENCE FORGE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) hosted a celebration of Pollinator Week with Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam and Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine at the New Kent East Coast Gateway Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center. Located off Interstate 64 east of Richmond, the rest area features pollinator habitat gardens.
June 16, 2021
VDOT FACILITIES REOPEN TO PUBLIC
COVID-19 restrictions for visitors lifted
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation has lifted the COVID-19 protocols that restrict walk-in visitors at VDOT offices and other public-facing facilities.
June 14, 2021
VDOT NAMES NEW NORTHERN VIRGINIA DISTRICT ENGINEER
John Lynch, P.E. will lead construction, maintenance and operations for VDOT in northern Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation Chief Deputy Commissioner Rob Cary today announced that John Lynch has been selected as the agency’s new Northern Virginia District engineer, serving more than 2 million residents and leading the transportation program for state-maintained roads in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties, and VDOT-supported highways in nine cities and towns.
April 21, 2021
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, INITIATIVES
Public encouraged to provide input on projects that are recommended for funding at virtual public meetings, online, by email, and by mail
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will host nine virtual meetings across the Commonwealth 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 virtual public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail.