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 (see opportunities below this section of the webpage). You’ll also find information about FAMPO’s public involvement plan, known as the Community Engagement and Equity Plan (CEEP), and committees. Additionally, you can find the most recent year’s public comments submitted in writing to FAMPO. If you require accommodations to participate in a meaningful way, please scroll to the bottom of this page to learn how to request assistance.

How to submit a public comment:

Residents who wish to participate in a meeting’s public hearing or public comment period are able to send their comments in writing by (1)  U.S. Mail, (2)  email, or (3) by calling FAMPO and relaying comments over the phone to be transcribed by a FAMPO staff member. Find our contact information here (you can also submit a public comment on that page). Please include in your comment which FAMPO committee meeting you would like your comments addressed to, or if you would like it addressed to all committees. Committees include Policy Committee, Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, or Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. If your comment does not note a specific committee, your comment will be delivered to the Policy Committee.

Timeframe for submitting public comments:

Comments must be received at least four hours in advance of the meeting if you would like them read at a specific committee meeting. Likewise, comments must be received at least one week prior to the meeting if you would like them added to the agenda packet so that board members may read the comments ahead of the meeting. The FAMPO Public Involvement Coordinator, or another FAMPO staff member, will read aloud comments received in advance of the meeting during the public comment portion on the agenda of the FAMPO committee meeting.

Time limit for public comments:

The standard rules apply to public hearing and public comments: the person must identify themselves by name and address, including zip code, with a speaking time limit of 3 minutes or less. There is a 40-minute cap to read the letters received in advance of the meeting. All comments must address a topic of regional transportation business.

Public Comment Opportunity!

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

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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) 373-2890

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.

 

Public Comments Received

Public input helps decision-makers make more informed decisions. This section includes recent comments submitted by the public.

When FAMPO receives public comments, we attach them to that month’s Policy Committee agenda. Therefore, to view the current month’s public comments, please view this month’s Policy Committee agenda. If a member of the public speaks during the Public Comment section of the Policy Committee agenda, those comments are recorded in the meeting’s minutes. Additionally, to view a video recording of the meeting, find the videos on the FAMPO YouTube page.

    Public Comments received in 2023

    Public Comments received in 2022 – pending

      Learn about Our Citizens Committee

      FAMPO CTAC members seated around the conference room table. The table is completely full and there are also a few people seated against the wall near a large window.

      Join the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) or attend CTAC meetings as a member of the public! 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.

      Frequently Asked Questions

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

      Join our email list for public meeting notices and news.

      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.

      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.