Upcoming Events

Public Hearings Scheduled
Plan to Attend

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a combined open house and formal public hearing at the five locations listed below to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail project (DC2RVA).

DRPT will host an open house to allow the public to review the DC2RVA project and will receive comments on the Draft EIS during the public hearing. 

If you are unable to attend one of the public hearings, an online meeting and opportunity to comment will be available on the project website, along with the Draft EIS.

Locations and Times

Richmond:

Tuesday, October 10

Open House: 6-9 p.m.

Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m.

Main Street Station 1500 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219

Ashland:

Wednesday, October 11

Open House: 6-9 p.m.

Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m.

Patrick Henry High School 12449 West Patrick Henry Road Ashland, VA 23005

Alexandria:

Tuesday, October 17

Open House: 7-10 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7:30 p.m.

Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1767 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

Fredericksburg:

Wednesday, October 18

Open House: 7-10 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7:30 p.m.

James Monroe High School 2300 Washington Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Quantico:

Thursday, October 19

Open House: 7-10 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7:30 p.m.

National Museum of the Marine Corps 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway Triangle, VA 22172

Opportunities to comment by November 7, 2017

  • Complete the electronic form: www.DC2RVArail.com/contact-us
  • Provide verbal or written comments at the public hearing
  • Provide comments to the court reporter at the public hearing or leave comments on the toll-free project online: 888-832-0900 or TDD 711
  • Mail written comments to Emily Stock, DRPT, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219

  

Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Design Public Hearing on Future University Blvd. Park & Ride Lot

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and project partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners, will host a Design Public Hearing on a planned park & ride lot at University Blvd. in Gainesville (northeast corner of I-66 and Route 29 interchange).

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Piney Branch Elementary School Cafeteria/Gym 8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136

 
Design plans and a project schedule for the park & ride lot will be available at the hearing. Staff will also be available to answer questions.
 
Additional information and materials are available for review on the project website at Transform66.org.
Public hearings will be held in November on the overall planned roadway improvements to I-66 Outside the Beltway.

ROUTE 29 NORTHBOUND WIDENING HEARING SEPT. 21

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Thursday, Sept. 21 on plans to add a third lane to northbound Route 29 from just before Pickwick Road to about a quarter-mile beyond the traffic signal in Centreville.
 
The additional lane will create added capacity and make northbound Route 29 three lanes the entire way between I-66 in Centreville and Union Mill Road. The entire section of southbound Route 29 between Union Mill Road and I-66 in Centreville is already three lanes.
 
Fairfax County is fully funding the project, which is being administered by VDOT.
 
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Building, Potomac Conference Room, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Oct. 1, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.

Rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue NE Project Public Meeting

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to the 2nd public meeting to discuss the Rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue NE Project (New Hampshire Avenue NE to Whittier Street NW) to be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017. DDOT will present design concepts based on community feedback and gather additional comments from the community at this public meeting.
 
The project’s objective is to rehabilitate or reconstruct Eastern Avenue NE; replace deteriorated sidewalks, curbs and gutters including intersection design of New Hampshire Avenue NE. This rehabilitation is designed to improve pedestrian safety, access and visibility at all intersections, replace deteriorated catch basins and manholes, and introduce public realm improvements along Eastern Avenue from New Hampshire Avenue NE to Whitter Street NW. 
 
WHAT:
Public Meeting #2 for the Rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue NE Project 
from New Hampshire Avenue NE to Whittier Street NW
 
WHEN:    
Thursday, September 14, 2017   |  Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
EF International Language Center – Lecture Hall   |  6896 Laurel Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
 
Transit: Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to this public meeting. (Meeting is 0.29 miles from Takoma Park Metro Station.)
 
For more information about the public meeting, please contact Stacee Hemby atstacee@tinaboydandassoc.com.
 
Getting to the Meeting
Be sure to check out 
www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the meeting.
 
Can’t Make the Meeting?
Materials from this meeting will be made available on the study website within 24 hours of the meeting’s conclusion. 
 
Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 orCesar.Barreto@dc.gov five days in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or Karen.Randolph@dc.gov five days in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.


Car Free Day – September 22, 2017

 

City of Alexandria Seeks Community Input on Vision Zero Action Plan  
 
The City of Alexandria is seeking public input on existing challenges to safely moving around city streets, in order to develop an action plan to achieve “Vision Zero.”  The goal of the plan is to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.
 
The public may provide input through June 5 via an online survey and interactive map, which can be accessed on the Vision Zero webpage. Vision Zero representatives will also have a presence at a variety of upcoming public events.  This combination of feedback will allow the City to effectively address specific traffic safety challenges and inform strategies of the action plan. 
 
On January 24, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that traffic injuries and fatalities are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation, and education. City staff is currently developing an action plan for consideration by City Council this fall. The action plan, which will be developed and implemented through community participation, will use a data-driven approach to identify the tasks and funding needed to achieve Vision Zero in Alexandria. 
 
For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/VisionZero
 
For media inquiries, contact Craig Fifer, Director of Communications and Public Information, at craig.fifer@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3965.
 
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.

ROUTE 123 AT I-495 BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS MEETING MAY 17

Learn about project and give VDOT feedback on two design options

TYSONS – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Wednesday, May 17 on plans to build a bicycle and pedestrian facility in the vicinity of Route 123 and
I-495 in the Tysons area. This project aims to increase safety and connectivity for all users.
 
Two design options are being considered, as shown on right.  
          
The public is invited to stop by between 7 and 9 p.m. at Westgate Elementary School, Falls Church, VA 22043 to learn more about the project, review proposed plans and provide input. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
A presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by May 31, 2017. Email or mail comments to Mr. Abraham Lerner, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR ROUTE 7 AT BATTLEFIELD PARKWAY
Join VDOT May 16 to learn about project and provide input

LEESBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Tuesday, May 16 on plans to replace the traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with an interchange to reduce congestion and improve traffic operations. Four design alternatives for the interchange are being considered as part of the preliminary design phase of the project.  
 
The project also includes:
 
·         Removing or modifying the signalized intersection at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive
·         Accommodations for cyclists and pedestrians
·         New interchange lighting
 
Preliminary engineering has been funded by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.              
 
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School, 691 Potomac Station Drive, Leesburg, VA 20176 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by May 31, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

On Friday May 19, 2017 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Be one of the first 16,000 to register and attend a pit stop in D.C., MD, and VA to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to register for free!


NoMa Bicycle Network Study Public Workshop

(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its first public workshop for the NoMa Bicycle Network Study, Thursday, May 4 between 6 pm and 8 pm. The purpose of this workshop is for participants to provide feedback on existing conditions for cycling through and from the study area. 
 
The project study area is from 6th Street NW to 6th Street NE as limits on the west and east sides respectively, with N Street NW to K Street NW as the northern and southern boundaries respectively. Priority corridors within the study area for consideration include K, L, and M Streets; 4th and 6th Streets NW/NE; and New Jersey Avenue.
 
The event details are as follows:
What: NoMa Bicycle Network Study, Public Workshop #1
When: Thursday, May 4 between 6 pm and 8 pm
Where: 1200 First Street NE, main lobby
 
The NoMa Bicycle Network Study will include two public workshops, the first in Spring 2017 and the second in late Summer 2017. The study has several key objectives:
  • examine the recommendations for the NoMA area in moveDC
  • create a new refined and feasible bicycle facility plan for NoMA
  • provide schematic options for a separated bicycle network facilitating direct, low-stress travel between NoMA and the eastern part of downtown DC
  • identify logical connections between current and future planned bicycle projects, both inside and outside the study area
 
For more information about the study, please contact DDOT Project Manager, Darren Buck, at darren.buck@dc.gov or (202) 671-5112

Workplace Charging Workshops: Plugging Into Maryland’s EV Future

Join us on April 13th in Rockville or April 19th in Baltimore  |  10am-2pm

 
Are you considering offering electric vehicle (EV) charging for your employees or tenants? Trying to stay competitive in a constantly evolving market and workforce? Looking to improve and manage your current charging station? Join us for a half day workshop to learn more about charging station incentives, costs, management, and testimony from Maryland employers, and take the opportunity to drive an electric vehicle for the first time and learn how to refuel one.
 
Two half-day workshops, one in Rockville and one in Baltimore, are available free to the public. Charging station vendors and electric vehicle dealerships will be available to answer questions and demonstrate their offerings.
 
Pick the time and location that works best for you!
 
Workshop Agendas:
9:00 – Registration, Networking, Vendor Fair, and Ride & Drive Sign-Up
10:00 – Welcome and Introduction
10:30 –  EVs and EV Charging 101 Panel – Learn the basics on what EVs are and how to charge them
11:30 –  Break & Vendor Fair
11:45 –  Workplace Charging Experience Panel – Local companies explain the strategies used to develop their workplace charging programs
12:45 –  Lunch, Vendor Fair, and Ride & Drive
 
For more information and to register, click here.
 
Both workshops are hosted by Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), the Maryland Department of Transportation(MDOT), and the Maryland Clean Cities Coalition. Questions? Please contact the Workshop Coordinator at MarylandEV@icf.com .

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR ROUTE 15 BYPASS INTERCHANGE ATEDWARDS FERRY ROAD AND FORT EVANS ROAD
Join VDOT March 2 to learn about project and provide input

LEESBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Thursday, March 2 on plans to construct an interchange and make other improvements at the Route 15 Bypass intersections of Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road to relieve congestion, increase capacity and improve safety.

Planned improvements include:

  • Construction of a grade-separated interchange at the Route 15 Bypass and Edwards Ferry Road (rendering pictured right)
  • Improved facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Improvements at Fort Evans Road to address congestion and safety

The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Leesburg Elementary School, 323 Plaza Street NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.

Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by March 16, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Zamir Mirza, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Visit the project page for more details.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova


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ADDITIONAL I-395 EXPRESS LANES PUBLIC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, will host two additional public meetings next week on the       I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension project. The project involves extending the I-395 Northern Express Lanes for eight miles from Turkeycock Run near Edsall Road to Eads Street near the Pentagon.

1st Meeting 

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Where: Bren Mar Park Elementary School – 6344 Beryl Road Alexandria, VA 22312

2nd Meeting 

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Where: Lee High School – 6540 Franconia Rd Springfield, VA 22150

Each hearing is from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7:00 p.m.

The project’s draft Environmental Assessment (EA), which will be presented at the meetings, is available on the VDOT website (www.virginiadot.org/395expresslanes) and at the following locations:

VDOT Permitting Office

4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Arlington Central Library (Virginia Room)

1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Arlington County Government Center

2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Beatley Central Library

5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

Provide comments on the design plans or draft EA at the public meetings, or until close of business on Monday, December 12, 2016. Email 395expresslanes@VDOT.Virginia.gov or mail to Ms. Amanda Baxter, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Please reference “I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension” in the subject line.


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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the community to a series of “pop-up style” public engagement events on Thursday, October 20, 2016* to view and provide feedback on draft alternatives for the Downtown West Transportation Planning Study. The rain date is Thursday, October 27.

The Downtown West Study aims to improve east-west travel for cyclists, pedestrians, and buses in the study area (see map below). The project will include the development of alternatives for a separated bicycle lane and pedestrian improvements on Pennsylvania Avenue NW and evaluation of a contraflow bus lane on H Street NW.

*The rain date is Thursday, October 27.

1st event

When:     8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Where:    SE corner of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 22nd Street NW

2nd event

When:      11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where:     Farmers Market on the 800 block of Vermont Avenue NW

3rd event

When:       4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where:      NW corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 19th Street NW


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I-395 EXPRESS LANES NORTHERN EXTENSION DESIGN PUBLIC HEARINGS IN OCTOBER

The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation will hold two Design Public Hearings on plans to extend the I-395 Northern Express Lanes for eight miles from Turkeycock Run near Edsall Road to Eads Street near the Pentagon. The draft Environmental Assessment also will be presented for public review and comment.

Hearings are from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Wakefield High School

When:          Monday, October 24, 2016

Where:         1325 S. Dinwiddie Street Arlington, VA 22206

Francis C. Hammond Middle School

When:           Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Where:          4646 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22304

Bren Mar Park Elementary School

When:            Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Where:           6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

The project’s draft Environmental Assessment (EA), which will be presented at the hearings, is available on the VDOT website (www.virginiadot.org/395expresslanes) and at the following locations:

VDOT Permitting Office – 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Arlington Central Library (Virginia Room) – 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Beatley Central Library – 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

The public may provide comments on the draft EA or design plans at the public hearings, or until close of business on Friday, November 18, 2016, by email: 395expresslanes@VDOT.Virginia.gov or mail: Ms. Amanda Baxter, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please reference “I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension” in the subject line.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR I-395 SOUTH WIDENING PROJECT – Duke Street to Edsall Road

Learn about and comment on plans to construct a fourth thru-lane on southbound I-395 between Duke Street and Edsall Road. This is a supplemental hearing due to design changes since the first public hearing in April 2016.

Materials for the I-395 South Widening project are available to the public atwww.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia. Formal comments may be provided at the public hearing, or until close of business on November 18, 2016 by email at: meetingcomments@VDOT.virginia.gov, or mail at: Mr. Calvin Britt, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please reference “I-395 South Widening” in the subject line.

Francis C. Hammond Middle School

When:            Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Where:           4646 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22304


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Public Engagement Events Scheduled for Downtown West Transportation Planning Study

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the community to three “pop-up style” public engagement events on Thursday, October 20, 2016 to view and provide feedback on draft alternatives for the Downtown West Transportation Planning Study. The rain date is Thursday, October 27.

The Downtown West Study aims to improve east-west travel for cyclists, pedestrians and buses. The study area includes the following:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 17th Street and Washington Circle
  • H and I Streets NW between New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue

The project will include the development of alternatives for a separated bicycle lane and pedestrian improvements on Pennsylvania Avenue NW and evaluation of a contraflow bus lane on H Street NW.

WHAT:     Downtown West Transportation Planning Study Public Engagement Events

WHEN:     Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8 am to 6 pm

WHERE:   8 am to 10 am, Southeast corner of Pennsylvania Ave., NW & 22nd St., NW

                11 am to 2 pm, Farmers Market on the 800 block of Vermont Avenue NW

                 4 pm to 6 pm, Northwest corner of Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 19th St., NW

TRANSIT:  Metrorail: Foggy Bottom, Farragut West or McPherson Square stations. Metrobus: Visit [wmata.com]wmata.com

For more information, please visit http://downtownwestdc.com/

Getting to the Meetings
Be sure to visit [www.goDCgo.com]www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the meeting.

Can’t Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available on the DDOT website at the meeting’s conclusion.

Do you need assistance to participate?

If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Megan Kanagy at (202) 671-1598 ormegan.kanagy@dc.gov by October 13. These services will be provided free of charge.


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Open House for the District of Columbia State Rail Plan 

When:            6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Where:           Eastern Market – North Hall, 225 7th Street SE, Washington, DC (Nearest Metrorail                                  Station: Eastern Market) *Presentation at 6:30pm

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the second and final open house public meeting to present an initial draft of the District of Columbia State Rail Plan (SRP), the first comprehensive plan for the District. The two-year action plan for moveDC, the District’s multimodal transportation plan, identified the need for a SRP that focuses on passenger and freight rail infrastructure shared by CSX, VRE, MARC, Amtrak, and Norfolk Southern. This draft plan represents the culmination of a yearlong rail planning process.

The draft SRP identifies passenger and freight rail transportation needs and opportunities such as infrastructure upgrades, safety improvements, and policy changes providing an actionable and realistic roadmap for future rail investment in the District. DDOT has collaborated extensively with the rail operators, community, businesses, passenger rail riders and commuters (VRE, MARC, Amtrak), government agencies, and other stakeholders in development of this plan.

The public is invited to this open house to learn more about the SRP development process and the future for the District’s rail infrastructure. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the vision, goals, and investment elements identified in the draft SRP.

For more information about the State Rail Plan, visit www.dcrailplan.com or contact DDOT Project Manager, Ryan Westrom, at (202) 671-2041 or ryan.westrom@dc.gov

To learn more about the moveDC plan visit wemovedc.org.


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Second Public Workshop for the Rock Creek East II Livability Study

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the second public workshop for the Rock Creek East II Livability Study. The meeting will be open-house style with a brief presentation at 6:30 pm. At the meeting, the study team will present draft recommendations and focus areas for improvements to transportation safety, better connections to destinations, green infrastructure, and sustainability to enhance community quality of life. Feedback on these draft recommendations will be used to refine them and examine their feasibility throughout the summer.

The event information is as follows:

What:                    Rock Creek East II Livability Study, Public Workshop #2

When:                   Monday, June 13, 2016, 6 pm to 8 pm – Presentation at 6:30 pm

Where:                  Truesdell Education Campus, Cafeteria – 800 Ingraham Street, NW, Washington, DC                               20011

The goal of this study is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents and visitors to the neighborhoods of Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights. The study area’s boundaries are Military Road and Missouri Avenue to the north; North Capitol Street and Hawaii Avenue to the east; Allison Street, Rock Creek Church Road, New Hampshire Avenue, Spring Road, 16th Street, and Piney Branch Parkway to the south; and Rock Creek Park to the west.

Livability is a term that refers to community quality of life as experienced by the people who live, work, and recreate there. DDOT will work with the community and key stakeholders to identify specific opportunities to improve accommodations for people walking, biking, riding the bus, driving, and making deliveries. At the end of the study, DDOT will provide recommendations such as the following:

  •          Enhanced pedestrian crossings
  •          More accessible bus stops
  •          Intersection safety
  •          Increased green spaces
  •          Attractive streetscapes
  •          Signage for better driver information
  •          Updates to traffic signal times
  •          Speed controls in sensitive areas

For more information about the study, please contact DDOT Project Manager Ted Van Houten, at theodore.vanhouten@dc.gov or (202) 671-4580 or visit the study website at  http://rockcreekeast2.com/.

Getting to the Meetings

Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the workshops.

Can’t Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available on the study website at within 24 hours of meeting conclusion. Those who would like to leave a comment about the study can do so by emailing theodore.vanhouten@dc.gov

Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov five days in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or Karen.Randolph@dc.gov five days in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.


 

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Rock Creek East II Livability Study Public Workshop #1

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting in Ward 4 to kick off the Rock Creek East II Livability Study on Thursday, April 28, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Livability is a term that refers to community quality of life as experienced by the people who live, work, and recreate there. The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents and visitors to the neighborhoods of Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights. The goals of the study are to enhance the community quality of life through improvements to transportation safety, connections to destinations, green infrastructure, and sustainability.

The study area boundaries are: Military Road and Missouri Avenue to the north, North Capitol Street and Hawaii Avenue to the east, Allison Street, Rock Creek Church Road, New Hampshire Avenue, Spring Road, 16th Street, and Piney Branch Parkway to the south and Rock Creek Park to the west.

DDOT will work with members of the community and key stakeholders to Identify specific opportunities to improve accommodations for people walking, biking, riding the bus, driving, and making deliveries. At the end of the study, DDOT will provide recommendations such as:

  •          Enhanced pedestrian crossings
  •          More accessible bus stops
  •          Intersection safety
  •          Increased green spaces
  •          Attractive streetscapes
  •          Signage for better driver information
  •          Updates to traffic signal times, or
  •          Speed controls in sensitive areas

DDOT will introduce the project and provide opportunities to hear your ideas for improving the neighborhood through interactive activities.

What:                   Rock Creek East II Livability Study, Public Workshop #1

When:                  Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:                 Petworth Neighborhood Library, Large Meeting Room – 4200 Kansas Avenue NW,                                              Washington DC 20011                      

For more information about the study, please contact DDOT Project Manager, Ted VanHouten, at theodore.vanhouten@dc.gov or (202) 671-4580 or visit the study website at http://rockcreekeast2.com/.


 

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DDOT to Host 2nd Public Workshop for the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the 2nd public workshop for the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  The purpose of this workshop is to present preliminary concepts that enhance multimodal connectivity, mobility, and safety in the area and gain community feedback.

DDOT is undertaking the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study to identify improvements along the east-west connections in Wards 1 and 5, address safety concerns, optimize mobility and operations, and improve efficiency for all modes along the corridor. DDOT will work with members of the community and key stakeholders to evaluate and develop a range of physical and operational improvements. The Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study is a key project in the 2-Year Action Plan for moveDC, the District of Columbia’s multimodal long-range transportation plan.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Open House – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presentation – 6:30pm

WhereChavez Prep Middle School – Gymnasium
(770 Kenyon St. NW, Washington, DC 20003)

The comment period for our interactive map and one minute survey will close tomorrow, April 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Please make sure we have your feedback.

For more information about the study, please contact DDOT Project Manager, Katherine Youngbluth, at katherine.youngbluth@dc.gov or (202) 645-8625 or visit the study website at www.dccrosstownstudy.com.


 

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The Virginia Department of Transportation and The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation invite you to attend a kick-off briefing on the I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project and updates on:

  • I-66 Inside the Beltway
  • I-66 Outside the Beltway
  • I-95 Express Lanes Southern Extension Project

Featuring:
The Honorable Aubrey Layne
Virginia Secretary of Transportation

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Where: VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

To RSVP, contact hannah.ronan@vdot.virginia.gov


 

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Bike to Work Day

On Friday May 20, 2016 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 83 pit stops in D.C., MD, and VA to receive refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for bicycles being given away. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to register for free!


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PUBLIC INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT PLANS TO EXTEND SOUTHERN END OF I-95 EXPRESS LANES IN STAFFORD

Public Information Meeting scheduled for Feb. 17

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a Public Information Meeting for the I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension project on Wednesday, February 17 from 6-8 p.m. at H.H. Poole Middle School in Stafford. The proposed project involves extending the southern terminus of the 95 Express Lanes by approximately two miles with a reversible single lane that splits into northbound and southbound merge ramps. A new southbound end point will carry Express Lanes traffic past Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) and back into the I-95 southbound regular lanes. A new left entry from northbound I-95 will be located south of Route 610. Improvements are intended to lessen congestion at the entrance and exit points of the 95 Express Lanes in Stafford.

The public is invited to attend the Public Information Meeting to learn more about the proposed improvements, provide input and discuss any questions with VDOT and project staff. Details are:

Public Information Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (6-8 p.m.) – Presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
*Snow Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Where: H.H. Poole Middle School
800 Eustace Road
Stafford, VA 22554

  • Project materials will be available for review at the meeting, including plans, project schedule, and traffic, environmental and civil rights information.
  • Comments can be provided at the meeting, emailed tomeeting_comments@vdot.virginia.gov, or mailed to Paul Nishimoto, Project Manager, at VDOT Northern Virginia District, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Reference “I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension” in the subject line of all correspondence.

Construction is estimated to begin later this year, and be completed in 2018. The southern extension of the 95 Express Lanes is being done in partnership by VDOT and Transurban.

For more information, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.


 

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DDOT and DOES Co-Host Commuter Benefits Information Session

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) will co-host a Commuter Benefits Information Session on Thursday, February 112016. Attendees will learn about the Commuter Benefits Law that recently went into effect requiring organizations with 20 or more employees to offer pre-tax or subsidized commuter benefits.

The agencies will present information about the law’s requirements and answer questions. Representatives from WMATA’s free
SmartBenefits® program and third-party benefits administrators will be on site to help employers get started with commuter transit and bicycling benefits. Transit and van-pool providers will also share helpful resources for administrators to take back to employees.
 
DDOT’s contractor employer services team provides complimentary support to employers starting or enhancing their commuter benefits program. For more information call 202-299-2186 or email info@godcgo.com.
 
Employers are encouraged to RSVP here.

What:                   Commuter Benefits Information Session 

When:                  Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10 am – 12:30 pm

Where:                 Department of Employment Services, Community Room
                             4058 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington DC 20019
 
Getting to the Meetings

Metrorail: Take the Orange or Silver line to Minnesota Ave. DOES is located one block south of the Metro station.

Metrobus: Take the X2 or limited-stop X9 bus from Downtown DC. Visit wmata.com/bus for more routes.

Capital Bikeshare: An 11-dock station is located directly in front of the DOES
building.

 


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DDOT to Host Second Public Meeting for Eastern Downtown
Protected Bike Lanes

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting for the Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lanes Study on Saturday, February 6 2016.

This public meeting is part of an ongoing outreach effort led by DDOT to meet with area stakeholders, gather feedback and gain a comprehensive understanding of transportation and community impacts as a part of the alternative refinement phase.

DDOT will present the “no-build” and four draft alternatives for further comment and refinement. The meeting will also include public testimony.

The event information is as follows:

When:                   Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time:                    12 pm – 4 pm (Doors open noon, presentation at 1 pm followed by public                                           testimony)

Where:                  KIPP DC WILL Academy-Auditorium, 421 P Street, NW

Closest Metro: Shaw (Green, Yellow) Bus Line: G2

Getting to the Meetings

Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the meeting.

Can’t Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting as well as the opportunity to provide feedback will be made available at www.dccycletrack.com within 72 hours of the meeting.

Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov 5 days in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at 202-671-2620 or Karen.Randolph@dc.gov 5 days in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.


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DDOT to Host Final Public Meeting for the 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host the final public meeting for the 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the project, present the preferred alternative, discuss implementation and phasing, and gather community feedback. The meeting will be open-house style with two opportunities for participants to hear an overview presentation about the process and the preferred alternative.

Over the past year, DDOT and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) conducted technical analyses to identify sources for bus delays. In addition, DDOT collaborated with the community, businesses, Metrobus riders, commuters, local and regional agencies, and other stakeholders to develop draft short-, mid- and long-term solutions. DDOT received feedback from the public at the kick-off meeting, four meetings with a Citizens Advisory Group, four meetings at bus stops, emails, letters from organizations, and social media. The feedback was used to shape the preferred alternative.

moveDC, the District’s new multimodal transportation plan, identified 16th Street NW as a transit priority corridor. This study focuses on 16th Street NW between Arkansas and H Street, NW.

The event information is as follows:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

3:30 pm – 8 pm (Presentations at 4 pm and 7 pm) 

Washington DC Jewish Community Center – 1529 16th Street, NW (Ina and Jack Kay Community Room

If you have any other questions or comments, please contact Megan Kanagy at megan.kanagy@dc.gov or (202) 671-1598 or visit the project website at http://ddot.dc.gov/page/16th-street-nw-transit-priority-planning-study.

Getting to the Meetings

Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the meeting.

Can’t Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available at http://ddot.dc.gov/page/16th-street-nw-transit-priority-planning-study within 72 hours of the event.

Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at 202-671-2620 or Karen.Randolph@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.


 

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I-66 Inside the Beltway Design Public Hearings – January 25, 26, and 27

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will host Design Public Hearings for the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Project on January 25, 26, and 27, 2016. Information on how dynamically-priced toll lanes will operate on I-66 inside the Beltway, as well as proposed locations of toll gantries and pricing signs will be provided. All of the hearings will include the opportunity to view project displays and attend a formal presentation, followed by a public comment period.

The I-66 Inside the Beltway Project involves converting I-66 to dynamically-priced toll lanes in the peak direction during morning (eastbound) and afternoon (westbound) rush hours between I-495 (the Capital Beltway) and U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn, along with implementing a series of multimodal improvements that will benefit toll users of I-66.

Monday, January 25, 2016 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) – Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

*Snow Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 (7:30-9:30 p.m.) – Presentation at 8:00 p.m.

Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria – 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) – Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

*Snow Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) – Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Stone Bridge High School Cafeteria – 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) – Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

*Snow Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) – Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Visit Transform66.org to view a live stream of this meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.

VDOT Northern Virginia District Office – 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

*If local schools are closed due to inclement weather, hearings will be canceled and held on the snow dates listed above.

Project Materials

Review project materials at the hearings, including the draft Categorical Exclusion (CE) document (prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act  and 23 CFR 771), draft traffic technical report, plans, project schedule, right-of-way, environmental and civil rights information.  Materials will be available for review on or before January 8, 2016 at www.Transform66.org or VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax. Please call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.

How to Provide Your Comments

At the Public Hearings:

  • Engage in discussions with VDOT staff and project representatives
  • Provide oral comments during the public comment period following the formal presentation or individually to the court reporter
  • Submit written comments on the comment sheet

If you are not ready to submit your comments at the hearings, you may submit them by February 22, 2016 as follows:

Email:

Email your comments or questions to Transform66@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Online:

Submit your comments via the online comment form, available at Transform66.org

Mail:

Mail written comments to Amanda Baxter, Special Projects Development Manager, VDOT Northern Virginia District. 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Please reference “Transform 66 Inside the Beltway” in the subject line of all correspondence.


 

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Special Public Meeting on I-66 Inside and Outside the Beltway Projects

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) and Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a special public meeting next week on both the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway and Transform 66 Outside the Beltway projects.  CTB members will be on hand to listen to public comment on both projects.

Date and Location

Tuesday, December 8th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

George Mason High School Cafeteria

7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Transform 66 Inside the Beltway

The Inside the Beltway project proposes to move more people and improve travel reliability on I-66 by, starting in 2017, tolling lanes in the peak direction during morning (eastbound) and afternoon (westbound) rush hours, increasing HOV-2 to HOV-3 in 2020 and using toll revenues to support “multimodal improvements” including enhanced bus service on I-66, Route 29/Lee Highway and US 50. Future widening of 1-66 from I-495 to Ballston won’t even be considered until at least 2022 and construction might not occur/be complete until 2025 at the earliest despite studies showing the need for additional capacity today. This means that I-66 will grow increasingly congested throughout most of the day for at least another decade.

The Alliance believes upgrading I-66 inside the Beltway to three lanes in each direction and enhanced transit are necessities.  However, both should be advanced concurrently. If tolls are implemented, toll revenues should be invested or set aside for widening from day one, not in 10 years or more. Revenues not need for widening should be invested in transit. Widening the road immediately will benefit auto and transit users. Strict guidelines also must be in place to document the need for and measure the effectiveness of all transit and other multimodal investments.

Transform 66 Outside the Beltway

The Outside the Beltway project proposes to upgrade 25 miles of I-66 between U.S. Route 15/Haymarket and I-495.  These improvements include two express lanes for HOV-3, toll and transit, and three general purpose lanes in each direction, with median space reserved for future transit.   This project also includes interchange improvements throughout the corridor, new and expanded transit services such as new/expanded park and ride lots and bus services, and corridor-wide trail, and sidewalk improvements.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can be submitted:

Mail to the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Attention: Amanda Baxter for Transform 66 Inside the Beltway or Susan Shaw, P.E., for Transform 66 Outside the Beltway)


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DRPT and FRA to Host Public Meetings to Present Alternatives for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Project

RICHMOND—The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has scheduled public information meetings for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail (DC2RVA) project in order to present the most feasible improvement alternatives for faster, more reliable intercity passenger rail service. The public is invited to attend a public information meeting to learn details of the project and talk with the project team. Identical open-house meetings will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a presentation offered at 6:00 p.m. An online public meeting also is available from December 7, 2015 through January 8, 2016 at www.DC2RVArail.com/online-meeting.

Locations and Times:

Fredericksburg

Springfield

Richmond

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Open house:  5:00–7:30 p.m. Presentation 6:00 p.m.

Open house:  5:00–7:30 p.m. Presentation 6:00 p.m.

Open house:  5:00–7:30 p.m. Presentation 6:00 p.m.

Dorothy Hart Community Ctr

408 Canal Street

Fredericksburg, VA

Hilton Springfield

6550 Loisdale Road

Springfield, VA

Department of Motor Vehicles

2300 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA

Transit info:

www.ridefred.com

Transit info:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector

www.wmata.com

Transit info:

www.ridegrtc.com

 

During the meetings, attendees will learn about and have an opportunity to provide input on:

  • Results of the initial alternatives screening process.
  • Preliminary alternatives for further design and detailed evaluation as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • Richmond area station and track options.

Although comments and questions may be submitted at any time, comments to be considered during this part of the alternatives review process must be received by January 8, 2016.

Ways to comment:

  • Electronic comment form on the project website.
  • Leave comments on the toll-free project hotline: 888-832-0900 or TDD 711.
  • Mail comments to: Emily Stock, Manager of Rail Planning, DC2RVA Project Office, 801 East Main Street, Suite 1000, Richmond, VA 23219.

Meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. DRPT strives to provide reasonable
accommodations and services for persons who require assistance to participate. For special assistance, call the Title VI Compliance Officer, 804-786-4440 or TDD 711 at least 72 hours prior to the public meeting.

En Espanol: Si usted necesita servicios de traducción a participar, por favor manda un email:
espanol@DC2RVArail.com. También puede llamar a la línea directa del proyecto a dejar comentarios: 888-832-0900.
Website: www.DC2RVArail.com
Facebook: DC2RVArail
Twitter: @DC2RVArail
Project toll-free phone number: 1-888-832-0900 or TDD 711


Need Help Getting Your Commuter Benefits Program Started?

Is your organization ready to offer commuter transit benefits by January 1, 2016? goDCgo is dispelling the mystery of setting up a commuter benefits program and showing how it can enrich your organization’s benefits package at little to no cost to you. A number of upcoming webinars and events will make complying with DC’s Commuter Benefits Ordinance easy.

First, join the DC Department of Employment Services’ Office of Wage-Hour as they inform, educate and share expectations with employers about the Sustainable DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2014 and its commuter benefit program requirements for employers.

Department of Employment Services webinars: Sustainable DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2014

Multiple sessions available on:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Next, join goDCgo and Metro for step-by-step guidance on setting up pre-tax or employer-paid transit benefits through the free SmartBenefits® program. The in-person and webinar sessions will cover the same content.
In-person training: SmartBenefits® Employer Seminar
December 2, 2:15pm – 4:15pm
December 8, 9am – 11:30am

Webinar: Getting Started with Commuter Benefits
December 9, 2015, 10am – 12pm

Need a reason to attend the SmartBenefits® seminar or webinar? Check out our blog of an earlier session here for not one, but 10 reasons!


 

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DC Commuter SmartBenefits Seminar

The SmartBenefits® Seminar is for non-government employers to learn how to offer employees a better way to get to work, save money, and take advantage of the most recent enhancements to SmarTrip®, commuting in the Washington region and the new District of Columbia Ordinance for commuter benefits. This is just a taste of what you’ll get from the program.

When:

  1. Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 9 am – 11:30 am (Registration starts at 8:45 am)
  2. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm (Registration starts at 2:00 pm)
  3. Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 9 am – 11:30 am (Registration starts at 8:45 am)

Where: Lobby Meeting Room at Metro Headquarters, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Metro Stations: Judiciary Square or Gallery Pl-Chinatown

RSVP: http://www.wmata.com/business/employer_fare_program/employer_seminar_registration.cfm


 

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DECEMBER 2015 PUBLIC MEETING DATES ANNOUNCED

The Washington D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail (DC2RVA) project team is gearing up for another round of public information meetings in early December 2015. During these meetings, the team will present passenger rail improvement alternatives for DC2RVA.

Event 1 – Fredericksburg

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time: Open house: 5:00–7:30 p.m., Presentation 6:00 p.m.

Location: Dorothy Hart Community Ctr, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA

Transit infowww.ridefred.com

Event 2 – Springfield

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time: Open house: 5:00–7:30 p.m., Presentation 6:00 p.m.

Location: Hilton Springfield, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA

Transit infohttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/ and http://www.wmata.com/ 

Event 3 – Richmond

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time: Open house: 5:00–7:30 p.m., Presentation 6:00 p.m.

Location: Department of Motor Vehicles, 2300 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA

Transit infohttp://www.ridegrtc.com/

Title VI

One specific area of importance is the Title VI and Environmental Justice portion of the public involvement plan. Anything you can offer to strengthen our outreach to low income, senior, disabled, and Limited English Proficiency audiences in your community would be tremendously helpful.

Project website: www.DC2RVArail.com

Contact:

Deborah DeMarco at demarco@cordell-crumley.com or 757-739-6760


 

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Public Information Meetings for October 2015

Inside the Beltway

The Loudoun County meeting location, date and time are to be determined.

Event 1

When: Monday, October 5, 2015 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Presentation at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: VDOT Northern Virginia District Office – 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

*A live stream of this meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.at Transform66.org

Event 2

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Presentation at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Cafeteria – 7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Event 3

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Presentation at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria – 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Learn more about the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway project, which involves converting I-66 to dynamically-priced toll lanes in both directions during morning and afternoon rush hours between I-495 (the Capital Beltway) and U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn, along with implementing a series of multimodal improvements that benefit the I-66 corridor.

Outside The Beltway

Event 1

When: Monday, October 19, 2015 – 6:30 – 8: 30 p.m. (Presentation at 7:00 p.m)

Where: Oakton High School Cafeteria – 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181

*A live stream of this meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.at Transform66.org

Event 2

When: *Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – 6:30 – 8: 30 p.m. (Presentation at 7:00 p.m)

Where: VDOT Northern Virginia District Office – 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

*A live stream of this meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Transform66.org

Event 3

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Presentation at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Piney Branch Elementary School Cafeteria/Gym – 8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136

Learn more about the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project’s Preferred Alternative, which consists of multimodal improvements along 25 miles of I-66 between I-495 (the Capital Beltway) and U.S. Route 15 in Haymarket.  The latest information on VDOT’s recommendation to implement the project in phases will also be provided.

RSVP: All interested media should contact Mike Salmon at 703-691-6746 (office), 571-235-9860 (mobile), or by email at M.Salmon@vamegaprojects.com to confirm attendance.


 

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Car Free Day – September 22, 2015 Join us for part of a worldwide movement to celebrate more sustainable forms of transportation on Car Free Day- Monday September 22, 2015. Go Car Free or Car-Lite and make a difference by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling or taking transit.

 


 

Virginia Mega Projects

Public Invited to Provide Input on Plans for New Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility at Route 123 and I-495 in Tysons

Planning Workshop will be held on June 23 and 24

  • What: The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with Fairfax County, will host a two-part workshop to gather input on plans for a future bicycle and pedestrian facility at Route 123 and I-495 (Capital Beltway). The public is invited to attend.
  • When: Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24 (The workshop will be a two-part event) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Marshall High School cafeteria, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

View Full Press ReleaseMegaprojects Press Release

 


 

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will host Public Information Meetings for the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Project.

Dates/Locations

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Presentation at 7:30 p.m.)

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School – Cafeteria

7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Presentation at 7:00 p.m.)

Arlington Central Library 

1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Click here to see the press release: PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS


 

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Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Public Hearings

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will hold Public Hearings on the Tier 2 Draft Environmental Assessment for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project. The public is invited to review and comment on:

  1. The Tier 2 Environmental Assessment, which evaluates potential effects the proposed improvements would have on air quality, noise, neighborhoods, parks, recreation areas, historic properties, threatened and endangered species habitats, wetlands and streams.
  2. Technical Reports including traffic and transit reports, and a preliminary noise analysis. Updated design concepts, which reflect revisions on roadway elements and storm water management ponds to reduce impacts and preserve nearby homes.

Dates/Locations:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
*A live video stream of this hearing will be provided from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and can be accessed at www.Transform66.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
Oakton High School Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #14)
2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
Battlefield High School Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #4)
15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
Bull Run Elementary School Cafeteria (Entrance #1)
15301 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20121

Full Press ReleaseTransform 66 Public Hearings May 27, 28, and June 2, 3


 

Virginia Mega Projects

RICHMOND HIGHWAY (ROUTE 1) IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MEETING

Pardon Our Dust meeting scheduled for May 28, 2015

LORTON – On Thursday, May 28, the Federal Highway Administration’s Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), Fort Belvoir and Corman-Wagman will hold a public information meeting to highlight upcoming construction activities that are part of the Route 1 Improvements Project. Project team members will be available before and after the 6:30 p.m. presentation to answer questions on a planned traffic switch to the new Accotink Creek Bridge, demolition of existing buildings and drainage pipe installation.

 

 

WHAT:          Pardon Our Dust Public Information Meeting

WHEN:          Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Fairfax County South Government Center

                     8350 Richmond Highway

                     Alexandria, Virginia 22309

 

 

The Route One Improvements Project includes the addition of a 3.68-mile lane on the north and southbound sides of Route 1 between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in the Fort Belvoir area. For more information, log on to http://rte1ftbelvoir.com.

Contact:
Tim Brown – 703-339-5454; Timothy.Brown@dot.gov

Mike Salmon – 703-691-6746; m.salmon@vamegaprojects.com


 

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DRPT and FRA to Host Public Information Meetings to Discuss the Alternatives Development Process for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Project

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has scheduled public information meetings to present the
Purpose and Need Statement, as well as discuss the alternatives development process and the resulting preliminary rail alignment options for faster, more reliable connections for intercity passenger rail service between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With the public’s input, the preliminary rail
alignment options will be further developed and evaluated in greater detail in subsequent phases of the
study.

Click here to view the full press releaseDRPT and FRA Press Release 5-19-15

When: June 1, 2, and 3, 2015

ContactLynne McCarthy – Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Phone: (804) 786-4443

Email: lynne.mccarthy@drpt.virginia.gov


 

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On Friday May 15, 2015 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites you to join over 15,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 79 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for bicycles being given away. Free T-shirts available at pit stops to the first 14,000 who register and attend.


 

VTrans4020 – Multimodal Transportation Plan

Please join us for an opportunity to help shape the VMTP Transportation Needs Assessment under VTrans2040, Virginia’s long-range statewide multimodal transportation plan. The event will be a series of facilitated forum workshops and discussions for MPO/PDC staff and transportation planner and providers on May 27, 28 and June 4 (see schedule of forum locations and dates below).  More information about the events is provided below. Press Release: VTrans2040 Multimodal Transportation Plan


VDOT, DRPT Seek Public Input on I-66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – At four upcoming public hearings, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will ask for input on the Tier 2 Environmental Assessment for improvements on Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway, as well as revised design concepts that have reduced potential residential relocations by half. This information will be presented at hearings scheduled on May 27 and 28, and June 2 and 3. Click here to view the Press Release Contact:   Michelle Holland, VDO 703-259-3378 (office) 703-586-0487 (cell) Michelle.Holland@vdot.virginia.gov


 

16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study Public Kick-Off Meeting –

http://ddot.dc.gov/page/16th-street-nw-transit-priority-planning-study


 

Transform I-66 INSIDE the Beltway briefing – Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Featuring: The Honorable Aubrey Layne – Virginia Secretary of Transportation

Location: VDOT Northern Virginia District Office – 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 RSVP: transform66@vdot.virginia.gov


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I-66 Public Information Meetings Jan 26-29, 2015 Public invited to learn about plans to transform I-66 between U.S. Route 15 in Haymarket and I-495/Capital Beltway in Fairfax County. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 6 – 8:30 p.m.  Cancelled due to weather, Feb 3 reschedule info below  Oakton High School – Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #14) 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181

Rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Oakton High School – Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #14) 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Cancelled due to weather, Feb 5 reschedule info below  Bull Run Elementary School – Cafeteria (Entrance #1) 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20121

Rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 6 – 8:30 p.m. VDOT Northern Virginia District, first floor, Occoquan Room4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Battlefield High School – Cafeteria (Entrance #1 or #4) 15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169 Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 6 – 8:30 p.m. (this meeting will also be shown live at Transform66.org from 7-8:00 pm) VDOT Northern Virginia District, first floor, Occoquan Room4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030


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Capital Bikeshare Open House on January 28, 2015

The City of Alexandria, the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and Montgomery County, the jurisdictions that own Capital Bikeshare, will host an Open House on January 28. Representatives will present proposed fare increases, review system highlights and performance, solicit feedback from riders and discuss other issues related to the growth and development of the region’s most innovative transportation network. What:  Capital Bikeshare Open House When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6 pm to 8 Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – Room A5 901 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001 If you are unable to attend, please join Capital Bikeshare on Twitter during the event, as they  live-tweet using the hashtag #CaBiOpenHouse. You can also provide comments on the proposed price increase by emailing pricing@capitalbikeshare.com.


PAST EVENTS *** PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE*** District Department of Transporation to Hold Public Meetings December 2 & 3 , 2014 for State Transportation Improvement Program 

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The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a statewide, prioritized-funding program of transportation projects that is consistent with the long-range statewide transportation plan, also known as moveDC.The STIP is a federally required program that identifies capital projects to be eligible for federal funding. Survey – Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Va. Intercity Passenger Rail EIS Project