FAMPO recognizes the importance of, and legal requirements associated with, public involvement in the transportation planning process. 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.
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.
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 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.
Learn about our Citizens Committee
Join 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.
For participation assistance, you may also contact, FAMPO Public Involvement & Title VI Coordinator, Stacey Feindt at (540) 642-1235 or Feindt@gwregion.org
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.