Review and Comment LRTP Amendment

What is the LRTP and why does it need to be amended?

FAMPO is responsible for developing and maintaining a long-range transportation planning document for the Fredericksburg area, known as the Long Range Transportation Plan. Within the long-range plan, is a fiscally constrained list of transportation projects. As transportation funding and needs change, it becomes necessary to periodically amend the fiscally constrained project list to ensure projects receive funding.

The proposed amendment will add transportation projects approved for state funding during SMART SCALE Round 3, projects recently added to the short-range FY21-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and other new projects and studies for the region. Also, transportation projects and studies that have been completed need to be removed.

Why should you review and comment?

The public comment period is an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on whether transportation projects fit the region’s transportation needs, how projects may affect the community, and how projects may impact the public’s ability to reach services and opportunities. Before the FAMPO Policy Committee can adopt the 2045 LRTP amendment, there must be a 30-day public comment period. Your comments on the proposed amendment will help Policy Committee members make informed decisions. 

How to Review and Comment

The comment period opens May 20, 2020, and ends June 19, 2020.

Suggested review and comment steps:

  1. Learn about the LRTP and proposed changes by watching this webinar.
  2. Review the proposed changes to the project and study lists. View highway and bicycle and pedestrian project changes here. View transit-related changes here. View changes to the study list here.
  3. Comment and provide feedback by taking this short survey

You can also send written or verbal public comments to fampo@gwregion.org or call (540) 642-1235 to give your comments over the phone. You may also convey your comments via social media. Search Twitter and Facebook for “FAMPO”; our social media logo is a gold star. Be sure to specify that your comments are in regard to the proposed 2045 LRTP amendment and provide us with your name and preferred contact information so we can reply to your comment as needed. 

Public Hearing

The public will be able to address the Policy Committee at a formal hearing on June 15, 2020 at 7:15 p.m. Due to evolving COVID-19 concerns, the format of the meeting (in-person or virtual) has not yet been decided. Check the FAMPO homepage three days prior for meeting participation instructions. You may give a verbal comment at the hearing, or send a comment for FAMPO staff to read at the hearing. Send written comments at least two hours prior to, fampo@gwregion.org.

Questions?

You can contact the FAMPO Public Involvement Coordinator, Stacey Feindt at (540) 642-1235 or Feindt@gwregion.org

Participation Assistance

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.