Six-Year Improvement Program
Section 33.2-361 of the Code of Virginia requires that a public hearing be held prior to the allocation of any transportation funds. The Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) is a document that outlines planned spending for transportation projects proposed for construction development or study for the next six years.
The SYIP is updated annually and is the means by which the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) meets its statutory obligation under the Code of Virginia to allocate funds to interstate, primary, secondary and urban highway systems, public transit, ports and airports and other programs for the immediate fiscal year.
The SYIP also identifies planned program funding for the succeeding five fiscal years.
The CTB allocates funds for the first fiscal year of the SYIP but the remaining five years are estimates of future allocations. Fiscal years start on July 1 and end on June 30.
The CTB updates the SYIP each year as revenue estimates are updated, priorities are revised, project schedules and costs change, and study results are known.
Development of the SYIP begins in the fall and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosts a series of meetings seeking public comment with various other multi-modal transportation agencies.
Each Spring, a DRAFT SYIP is presented to the CTB and made available for public comment. The DRAFT SYIP will be presented to the CTB at their April 15, 2015 meeting and made publicly available at that time.
- See Projects in the Draft Six-Year Improvement Program
- Attend a Public Hearing Near You
- Spring Public Hearing Materials
Comment on the DRAFT Six-Year Improvement Program
and HB2 Draft Policy Guide
You may comment in several ways and throughout the year. You may attend one of the public hearings and submit your written comments during the hearing. Additionally, your input is needed on how transportation projects should be scored through a new prioritization process that is being developed. This process will help determine critical transportation needs through a fair and objective analysis. You can find out more about the prioritization process by visiting http://www.virginiahb2.org/.
Comments on the DRAFT SYIP must be received by May 22, 2015.
You can provide comments by:
- Submitting your written comments during a public hearing. The times and locations are listed below.
- Completing an online comment form.
- For roads and highways:
Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
- For transit and public transportation:
Public Information Office
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond VA, 23219
FY2016-2020 Draft SYIP Public Hearing Dates and Locations
Meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at all locations.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Blue Ridge Community College,
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Holiday Inn Downtown
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Northside High School
Germanna Community College
Monday, May 4, 2015
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thomas J. Fulghum
Monday, May 11, 2015
Germanna Community College