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HeadlinesJune 21, 2017
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
$18.6 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT and DRPT’s annual budgets
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved today the latest Six-Year Improvement Program for the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, which allocates $18.6 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state.
May 26, 2017
MOVING TOWARD VISION ZERO
Virginia Highway Safety Summit aimed to reduce traffic fatalities, injuries
RICHMOND, Virginia – Leaders from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police (VSP) came together with hundreds of traffic safety professionals last week at the DMV organized 2017 Virginia Highway Safety Summit in Richmond to help move Virginia toward a vision of zero roadway fatalities.
VDOT HELPS EASE MEMORIAL DAY TRAFFIC
Lane closures lifted where possible; traffic, road conditions available on VDOT’s 511 app
RICHMOND, Va. – Are you hitting the road for summer’s big kick-off? If that’s the plan, the Virginia Department of Transportation is going to help make travel easier during the Memorial Day holiday by lifting lane closures where possible. VDOT also offers tools to help you plan your trip – real-time traffic information can be found at 511virginia.org.
VIRGINIA CELEBRATES BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY ON MAY 10
May is National Bike Month
RICHMOND, Va. – Students are encouraged to get their bikes ready for the sixth annual National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10. This year, nearly 200 Virginia schools have listed events on the official website, www.walkbiketoschool.org, and more Bike to School events are expected to be held throughout May, which is National Bike Month.
THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
The Virginia Department of Transportation partners with Keep Virginia Beautiful to promote the Adopt-A-Highway program
RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation recently partnered with Keep Virginia Beautiful to help support the agency’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The agreement calls for Keep Virginia Beautiful to focus on engaging volunteers to participate in the program, which is aimed at beautifying roads throughout the commonwealth and preventing litter.