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HeadlinesMay 15, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSPORTATON FUNDING TO BRING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO I-264 AND I-64 IN HAMPTON ROADS REGION
Virginia Department of Transportation advertises $120 million project to the highway construction industry
RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has advertised a $120 million project to rehabilitate 163 lane miles of I-264 and I-64 in the Hampton Roads region. Contracts are scheduled to be awarded by the end of the year, with construction beginning early next year. In the meantime, VDOT continues to address deteriorating sections of pavement.
May 15, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING LAW PUMPS AN ADDITIONAL $4 BILLION INTO THE DRAFT SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Commonwealth Transportation Board releases greatly enhanced draft program which includes new and sustainable revenues from HB 2313 for highway, rail and other transportation projects
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that HB 2313, the transportation funding bill he signed into law this week, went into immediate action today when the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released the state’s working draft of the Fiscal Years 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program. The program allocates $15.4 billion, a $4 billion increase, in 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. Each year the six-year program is updated to reflect the latest projected revenues and transportation priorities.
May 14, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK BY DESIGNATING TODAY TRANSPORTATION DAY IN VIRGINIA
Highlights Progress Toward Addressing Challenges and Opportunities Facing Transportation in Virginia
RICHMOND - Gov. Bob McDonnell, in recognition of National Transportation Week, today issued a proclamation celebrating the importance of transportation to the Commonwealth and highlighted the administration's progress toward addressing the challenges and opportunities facing Virginia's networks of roads, bridges, rail lines and transit facilities. Chief among the administration's successes is the recently enacted bipartisan transportation funding bill, which the governor ceremonially signed into law yesterday.
May 7, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES WORLD-CLASS TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS SYSTEM WILL HELP EASE CONGESTION ON VIRGINIA'S HIGHWAYS
The commonwealth selects contractor to advance traffic management technology, contingent on CTB approval
RICHMOND - Gov. McDonnell announced today that the commonwealth collaborated with the best and brightest minds in the public and private sectors to utilize innovative technology to move traffic with greater ease throughout the state. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) issued a Notice of Intent to Award to Serco, Inc. to operate the state’s five transportation operations centers and manage the Safety Service Patrol. The contract is up for consideration by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which will make a decision on whether to award the finalist during its meeting in June. The six-year contract is worth $355 million.
May 7, 2013
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON UPCOMING DRAFT SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Four meetings to be held throughout the commonwealth once draft is released in mid-May
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board will release the state’s working draft of the Fiscal Years 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program at the next monthly meeting scheduled for May 15. The program will provide additional statewide funding as a result of the historic transportation funding plan passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell this year. Funding will go toward highway, road and bridge projects as well as rail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation improvements across the state over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2013.