Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved $11.4 billion in allocations for transportation improvement projects over the next six years beginning July 1. Known as the Six-Year Improvement Program, it will distribute funding for highway, road and bridge projects as well as rail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation improvements across the state.
"As a result of the governor’s commitment to transportation, the CTB is moving ahead with critical projects that not only improve transportation but also are good for the economy and stimulate jobs," said Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton.
The breakdown of the program's funding includes:
- Roads, highways, bridges, debt service - $9 billion
- Rail, transit and other improvements - $2.4 billion