Tag: Transportation


Public input sought for transportation initiatives

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will hold nine public meetings across the commonwealth from August through October on various transportation initiatives.

Commonwealth Transportation Board seeks public input on roads projects

The public is invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding.

Transportation lock box would protect Virginia roads funds

Virginia lawmakers are poised to take the first step towards the passage of a constitutional amendment to protect transportation funds.

CTB approves data-driven transportation process

The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted on the first wave of transportation projects scored by Virginia’s new data-driven prioritization process.

Bridge work continues on Route 988 in Rockingham County

The bridge over Pleasant Run on Route 988 (Scholars Road) in Rockingham County is closed for bridge work.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host Women in Transportation Seminar

The inaugural Women in Transportation Seminar is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Interstate 81 lane closures in Frederick County May 31-June 4

Overnight lane closures are scheduled for northbound and southbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County for four consecutive nights beginning May 31.


Virginia Transit Association welcomes new leaders

The Virginia Transit Association unanimously elected Falls Church Councilor, The Honorable David Snyder, as President of the Association.

VDOT will install flashing yellow arrow signals in Albemarle, Louisa, Culpeper to improve left turn safety, efficiency

New signals use a flashing yellow arrow instead of a solid green ball to indicate that drivers may turn left after yielding to oncoming traffic.

Part of Route 748 in Rockingham County closing May 31 for bridge repairs

The Route 748 bridge over Spring Creek is scheduled to close Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 2, for bridge repairs.

Construction at Route 29-Rio Road will continue through Memorial Day weekend

Construction on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will continue over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

BRITE Bus announces Staunton transit service improvements

BRITE Bus, Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro’s transit service, is introducing significant improvements to Staunton’s trolley and bus service beginning May 31.

VDOT: Share your input on transportation project funding

The Virginia Department of Transportation invites residents of Central Virginia to weigh in on recommended transportation projects.

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Ken Plum: Progress on transportation

In the early years of the 20th century travelers were advised not to come to Virginia because of the poor condition of the roads.

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Virginia Tech graduate student develops and tests in-vehicle safety application on Interstate 66

Virginia Tech graduate student Kayla Sykes of Richmond tested an in-vehicle application with the potential to improve driver safety and save time.

MILG Transport online with new website from Augusta Free Press

MILG Transport has a new online presence with a website designed by Augusta Free Press.

Governor McAuliffe announces roads projects in I-95 Corridor in Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced major projects to improve transportation on one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country – I-95 and I-395 in Northern Virginia.

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Downtown Crozet streetscape receives recognition from Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance

Phase 2 of the Downtown Crozet Streetscape project has received honorable mention in the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance’s 2015 Transportation Engineering Awards. This recognition comes nearly a year after the completion of Phase 2 of the Crozet Streetscape project.

Speaker Howell, House leaders encourage voters to reject Governor McAuliffe’s $17 toll plan

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican leaders commented Sunday ahead of Governor McAuliffe’s campaign stops in Northern Virginia. House leaders encouraged voters in Northern Virginia to reject the Governor’s plan to add $17 tolls on I-66 and criticized the Governor’s divisive, Washington-style campaign.

Officials experience Virginia Tech’s next-generation vehicle technology on interstate express lanes

Federal and state officials received hands-on experience Monday with “hands-off” automated and connected driving as they traveled a 10-mile stretch of an interstate highway in Northern Virginia in cars sporting the latest automated- and connected-vehicle technology.

Virginia Tech teams with Federal Highway Administration to bring new road safety technology to United States

In a project funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has welcomed the first Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine, or SCRIM for short, to the United States.

Overnight lane closures on Interstate 81 in Frederick County

Overnight lane closures are scheduled to take place this week on Interstate 81 northbound and southbound in Frederick County between mile marker 309 and 311 near Winchester.

Expect delays on Emmet Street in Charlottesville overnight Tuesday while overhead sign is removed

The removal of an overhead sign structure from Route 29 (Emmet Street) between Hydraulic Road and the Route 29/250 interchange will require traffic delays overnight Tuesday.