The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has requested FAMPO add two regional studies and FREDericksburg Regional Transit has requested FAMPO add seven projects into the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP contains a list of projects slated to receive federal funding in the next four years. Although funding for the projects has been approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), all transportation projects receiving federal funding or are of regional significance must be included in the TIP document.
The process of adding these projects to the TIP document includes a 30-day public comment period followed by FAMPO approval. The 30-day public comment period will run from January 25, 2022, through February 28, 2022.
Additionally, the FAMPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is also undergoing a public comment period to add funding information for two regional studies that will also be added to the TIP.
Lastly, FAMPO staff is seeking feedback on the 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This plan will identify our region’s current and future transportation needs, establish the region’s transportation goals, and list all future transportation projects anticipated until 2050
During the comment period, members of the public are encouraged to review the project details (conveyed below) and send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 642-1564. Members of the public may also directly address the Policy Committee on this matter at its February 28, 2022 meeting which will be held at 7:30 pm at 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg VA, 22401. To attend that meeting virtually, refer to the directions on the committee webpage.
The projects proposed for addition to the TIP include:
FAMPO East-West Study:
This study will identify roadway, bike, and pedestrian changes that could improve east-west mobility across the Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania area. Projects for the study include multimodal improvements such as a multi-use path in Central Park and Spotsylvania Town Center, better bike, pedestrian, and transit access to regional train stations, a high capacity rapid bus route as well as roadway improvements to reduce congestion.
Virginia Central Railway Trail Crossing Study:
This study will conduct engineering and planning work to construct bicycle and pedestrian crossings under or over I-95, Route 3, and Route 1. To connect the existing and proposed portions of the VCR trail with bridges, tunnels, or culverts.
FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) projects include several maintenance projects, a strategic plan, and more. These projects will benefit the safety and function of FRED transit systems. The project titles are FRED Radio & Emergency Mgmt. System, FRED Support Vehicle, Security and Fiber Project, FRED Maintenance, HVAC, FRED Central Control System Replacement, FRED Vehicle Fleet Replacement, and FRED Transit Strategic Plan.