Stakeholder Meetings / Working Group Relating To House Bill 1276 / Senate Bill 504
Review of Enrollment in Federal Pilot Program or Project Relating to Heavy Vehicles on the Interstate
Who: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff and external stakeholders from other state agencies, as well as interested industry organizations and their representatives.
What: In response to House Bill 1276 / Senate Bill 504 of the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly (Chapters 553 and 554, respectively), VDOT is convening a work group to identify the implications of the Commonwealth of Virginia's participation in a federal data collection pilot program, or project involving six-axle tractor truck semitrailer combinations weighing up to 91,000 pounds, and utilizing interstate highways.
To this end and pursuant to the legislation, VDOT seeks to consult with stakeholders in reviewing:
- (i) The fee structure for qualifying tractor trucks
- (ii) The axle spacing for qualifying tractor trucks
- (iii) Issues related to reasonable access from loading facilities onto a primary or secondary highway and interstate highways
- (iv) The sufficiency of existing data in determining if certain routes and bridges should be excluded from the federal pilot program or project, and
- (v) Any other issues as deemed relevant or appropriate by the Department
Input from the stakeholder community is an important part of this review and as a result, three meetings with stakeholders are planned:.
Friday, July 27, 2018, 10 a.m. – noon
Virginia Housing Development Authority's Virginia Housing Center
4224 Cox Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Conference room Henrico 1
The focus of the first meeting was to hear from stakeholders regarding their perspectives relating to potential participation by the Commonwealth of Virginia in any such federal pilot and the elements or factors to be reviewed pursuant to the legislation.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 10 a.m. – noon
James Monroe Building
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Shared conference rooms E and D
The second meeting focused on VDOT’s proposed criteria and data requirements for participation in any such pilot program.
Friday, Nov.9, 2018, 10 a.m. - noon, location to be determined
The third and final meeting will be used to gather feedback on a draft report summarizing the results of the review, which will be provided to stakeholders prior to the meeting.
In order to ensure that meeting rooms have adequate capacity, RSVP to Keith Wandtke at Keith.Wandtke@vdot.virginia.gov, 804-786-1296, by July 24, 2018. If you have any questions prior to the meetings, forward those to Keith as well.