Legislation signed into law in 2014 directed the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to develop a prioritization process to be used in the selection of capacity expansion transportation projects to be funded. This legislation, commonly referred to as House Bill 2 or HB2, is intended to improve the transparency and accountability of project selection as well as improve stability in the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). Using the new prioritization process, proposed projects are scored based on an objective and fair analysis to be applied statewide. The project scores are a critical part of the information taken into consideration by the CTB and will help the CTB select projects that provide maximum benefit for tax dollars spent.
The Office of the Secretary of Transportation presented an HB2 Update to the CTB on January 19, 2016. The presentation summarized the work to-date to evaluate 287 project submissions and included a Recommended Project Funding Scenario produced by state transportation staff. The CTB will consider the Recommended Scenario over the next few months and may make changes to the projects that will ultimately be funded in the SYIP. The January 19, 2016 presentation may be accessed on the CTB website at:
HRTPO and VDOT staff presented a House Bill 2 Update (based on the January 19, 2016 presentation to the CTB) to the HRTPO Transportation Technical Advisory Committee on February 3, 2016. That presentation, which focuses on the Recommended Scenario for Hampton Roads, may be accessed on the HRTPO website at:
The current schedule for development of the FY 2017-FY 2022 SYIP is as follows:
Complete information on House Bill 2, including detailed project scores for the 287 project submissions, may be accessed on the HB2 website at: http://www.virginiahb2.org/.