Public Involvement


With you, we’re improving how the region moves! We welcome your participation and comments. This page contains opportunities to review and comment on important documents. You’ll also find links to FAMPO’s public involvement activities and committees, as well as a review of our recent public outreach findings. If you require accommodations to participate in a meaningful way, please scroll to the bottom of this page to learn how to request assistance.

Happening Now! Public Comment Opportunities

FAMPO has four documents out for public review and comment:

1. A New Community Engagement and Equity Plan

Learn how you can help us create a plan that will allow community members to influence transportation decisions. Learn more.

2. A New Staff Work Plan 

Learn how you can review and comment on a document that details the work FAMPO staff plan to accomplish in the next fiscal year, and the funding that will be used. Learn about the new Fiscal Year 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) here.

3. Changes to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) 

Go here to learn which transportation projects we propose to add to the region’s long-range transportation plan, and share your thoughts.

4. Changes to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will receive funding for a transportation project. Before the project can move forward, it must be included in the region’s short-term transportation planning document known as the TIP. Learn more here, and share your thoughts.

Help Develop a New Transportation Plan

We need your help to develop a new transportation plan for the region. Click here to learn more about the plan and how to easily participate in the process.

Learn about Our Citizens Committee

CTAC members sitting around a tableJoin the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) or attend CTAC meetings! CTAC meetings are always open to the public; anyone can sit in on the meetings.This committee meets monthly to discuss regional transportation projects and plans. It serves as an advisory committee to the decision-making Policy Committee. Learn more on the CTAC webpage.  

Public Comment Period Efforts and Outcomes

A public comment period is a set timeframe in which FAMPO solicits public input on transportation-related documents. Public input helps decision-makers make more informed decisions.

This section includes a brief description of past public comment periods and links to reports that detail outreach efforts and collected public input.  

  • Public Survey Results to Develop Regional Transportation Goals and Objectives for the 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan

From November 2020 through December 2020, FAMPO staff conducted a public survey that allowed members of the public to participate in developing a new set of regional transportation goals and objectives. Read the full report here

  • Public Comment Period Results for Four Different Transportation Documents: May 20- June 19, 2020

In June 2020, FAMPO wrapped up a public comment period for four transportation-related documents including an amendment to the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan project list, a proposed FAMPO staff work plan for the new fiscal year starting in July known as the UPWP, an amendment to roll over unused funds from the current staff work plan, and an air quality analysis tied to proposed changes to the Long Range Transportation Plan. Members of the public, as well as transportation professionals, weighed in using online surveys and written comments. What did they have to say? Read the full report or just the executive summary here.

  • FY21-24 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Comment Period Results

The public comment period for the draft fiscal year 2021- 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a document that programs regional transportation projects for federal funding for the next four years, opened March 3, 2020, and closed April 2, 2020. View the results of public feedback as well as information on our outreach efforts, here.

Calendar of Events

View the calendar of events to find information on all FAMPO public outreach events as well as committee meetings. All committee meetings are open to the public and have a time for public comment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? See if our FAQ section can provide an answer. 

COVID-19 Travel Changes Survey Results

We asked those who live, work or travel through the Fredericksburg region to help us understand how their transportation behavior has changed as a result of COVID-19 concerns, and also to share ideas to improve access and safety for all modes of transportation. The report shows that there has been a significant increase in walking,running, and biking and that people are concerned about the ability to social distance on local trails and sidewalks. We also discovered that there is support for temporarily repurposing streets for pedestrian and bike use and automating crosswalks. In addition, we gathered feedback on local transit and found that even after social distancing restrictions are eased, most people will still be apprehensive about using public transit but many acknowledged the importance of getting public transit back on track for those who rely on it for their main source of transportation. You can take a look at these findings and others because we’re sharing the full report with you. We will also be sharing our findings with local decision-makers.

View the full report. 

Join Our Email List!

We'll notify you about public involvement opportunities such as virtual info sessions and surveys, public meetings and events. You can text to join the email list too! Text FAMPO to 42828.

Public Reference Manual

We have created a public reference manual to help you understand transportation planning and FAMPO. 


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 If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited.