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Governor McAuliffe launches inaugural #DatathonChallenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the first ever Commonwealth #DatathonChallenge, a competition pitting teams from Virginia agencies against one another as they create new applications that streamline government, better serve citizens, and jumpstart business opportunities.


Location set for Berkmar Drive extension hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a location public hearing to gather public comment on potential alignments for the extension of Route 1403 (Berkmar Drive) between Hilton Heights Road and Towncenter Drive in Albemarle County.


Virginia delegation applauds finalization of $1.3B loan for rail to Dulles

The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today applauded news that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has closed on a $1.28 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan to proceed with its construction plans for phase two of the Rail to Dulles project.


Waynesboro pursuit leads to arrest of assault suspect

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County man after he fled in a vehicle after officers tried to arrest him earlier this month.


Route 250 in Afton closed due to tractor-trailer crash

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle has closed Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) near the intersection of Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road) in the Afton area of Albemarle County.


Virginia Tech drone test site is operational

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) applauded the announcement Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that Virginia Tech’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is now operational.

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VDOT opening permits offices in Albemarle, Louisa

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District is relocating some of its Land Use staff to provide more localized service to the public.


Route 647 Bridge in Stanardsville to close Aug. 11, 18 to complete project

The Virginia Department of Transportation continues its work on the Route 647 (McMullen Mill Road) bridge in Greene County, with two closures planned to complete work on the rehabilitation project.

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Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Wednesday that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with transportation network companies Uber and Lyft that will help ensure the safety of passengers, bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law, provide transparency into their operations, and promote a level playing field for transportation providers.


Route 29 advisory panel meets today: How to tune in

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its third meeting at 2 p.m. today at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.


Route 747 in Albemarle County closed Aug. 11-15 for pipe repairs

Beginning Monday, Aug. 11, Route 747 (Preddy Creek Road) in Albemarle County will be closed to through traffic so the Virginia Department of Transportation can replace two pipes that carry storm water underneath the road.


Route 623 in Rockbridge County to close Aug. 5 for bridge replacements

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close part of Route 623 (Fredericksburg Road) in Rockbridge County for about a month beginning Tuesday August 5, 2014.

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Kaine statement on passage of Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on Senate passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014:


Route 39 in Rockbridge County to reopen today

The Virginia Department of Transportation will reopen Route 39 (Maury River Road) through Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County at noon today (Wednesday, July 30).


Secretary Haymore unveils Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs

Today, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs, part of a continuing Virginia wine region sign program aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries.