Monday, April 4, 2016
Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Open House and Public Hearing, May 5th
The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is holding an open house at 6:00pm and public hearing at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in the First Floor Conference Room at 2300 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. NVTC is seeking public input on the multimodal components submitted for FY 2017 funding consideration as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT's) Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Project.
As reported in the Washington Post today, the multimodal components consist of 19 programs, including enhanced bike-sharing services, which total up to $42.7 million in proposed spending. The comment period starts on 5 April. After receiving these comments and the input from the public hearing, the commission will vote on which projects to advance using toll revenues from the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Project.
The principal objective of the project is to select and fund multimodal components that meet the improvement goals, which are to (1) move more people, (2) enhance transportation connectivity, (3) improve transit service, (4) reduce roadway congestion and (5) increase travel options. The improvement goals will benefit the users of the portion of I-66 between I-495 (the Capital Beltway) and U.S. Route 29 in the Rosslyn area of Arlington County.
For more information, you can visit www.novatransit.org/i66multimodal, call NVTC at 703-NVTC-321 (703-688-2321) or email NVTC at firstname.lastname@example.org.