Public Involvement

Welcome!

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.

Public Comment Opportunity!

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Public Involvement Opportunity:

Take this survey to share your input on the safety needs of the Fredericksburg region. Read the draft Safe Streets and Roads For All (SS4A) Action Plan and provide your feedback on whether it captures the most important safety concerns that need to be addressed as soon as possible.

See the latest Transportation Improvment Program (TIP) public comment opportunities on the TIP webpage.

River Crossing Parkway Study Open House
Come to a drop-in style meeting where the public is invited to provide feedback to the consultants, Michael Baker International.
When: March 20, 2024, 5pm-7pm
Where: 86 Deacon Rd. Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Additionally, you are always welcome to speak directly to FAMPO committee members at any FAMPO committee meeting during the “Public Comment” section of the agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes. See our calendar for upcoming FAMPO meetings to attend. Meetings are held at our office at 406 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401, or you can attend virtually.

To provide feedback, please contact FAMPO:

  • By submitting a comment: here
  • By mail at: 406 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • By email at: fampo@gwregion.org, or
  • By calling: (540) 642-1235

If a public comment period is not available and you have a comment about transportation in the Fredericksburg region, please direct your comments to the contact details above or submit a comment at the form here.

 

 

Learn about Our Citizens Committee

CTAC members engaging in the committee meeting in the FAMPO conference room

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.

Past Public Involvement Efforts and Outcomes

 Public input helps decision-makers make more informed decisions. This section includes a brief description of past public involvement efforts and contains links to reports which detail outreach efforts and collected public input.  

  • Public Comment Period for the Draft Transportation Project List

From August 2021 through September 2021, FAMPO staff collected public comments that expressed concern and support for projects on a draft list of transportation projects to receive federal funding through 2050.  Public comments were shared with FAMPO advisory committees. One of the advisory committees, the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), supported residents’ comments by sending a letter to the decision-making FAMPO Policy Committee expressing a desire for a study to be included in the draft project list which would examine building an additional roadway crossing across the Rappahannock River.  After reviewing public comments and the letter from CTAC, the FAMPO Policy Committee decided to approve the draft project list without modification but encouraged residents and CTAC to continue the conversation on needed transportation improvements and continue to provide the Policy Committee with their ideas and concerns. The public comments FAMPO received can be viewed here, and the CTAC letter to the Policy Committee can be viewed here

  • Transportation Improvements Survey

From May 2021 through June 2021, FAMPO conducted a survey to learn where residents encounter travel challenges. Staff received over 1,000 responses. The survey data was analyzed and findings were passed on to transit agencies, elected officials, and those who plan transportation projects for the city and counties. FAMPO staff are having ongoing talks with decision-makers to explain how the survey results can inform their work to improve transportation in the region. These data-driven discussions help staff and decision-makers think about the needs that ought to be addressed through the long-range transportation planning process. A PowerPoint explaining the findings can be viewed 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. 

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

    River Crossing Parkway Study "Open House" announcement. WHEN: March 20 5pm-7pm<br />
WHERE: 86 Deacon Road Fredericksburg, VA 22405. Come to a drop-in style meeting where the public is invited to provide feedback to the consultants, Michael Baker International. Come by anytime between 5pm and 7pm.

    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 fampo@gwregion.org. 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.