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!
There is one public comment period open at this time. Please continue reading to learn more and find out how you can participate.
Thursday, Novemeber 2 is the last day to provide comments about the following:
Changes to the FAMPO Community Engagement and Equity Plan (CEEP) are available for public comment. The CEEP is the FAMPO master document that satisfies the federal requirement to have a Public Participation Plan and a Title VI Plan. The CEEP provides a transparent view of staff efforts and is also a public reference manual to encourage and support public involvement in the transportation planning process. Find the plan here.
The FAMPO Policy Committee requests a few changes be made to the CEEP. You can view these amendments here, with the edits marked in red text.
This is an opportunity to provide feedback on whether these changes fit within public involvement for the region, how the changes may affect the community, and if the changes will impact the public’s ability to provide comments on transportation planning. This public comment period started on September 19, 2023, and will end on November 2, 2023. This period will last a total of forty-five (45) days.
To provide feedback, please contact FAMPO:
- By mail at: 406 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
- By email at: email@example.com, or
- By calling: (540) 642-1235
Additionally, you can 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. Upcoming meetings to attend include the following:
- Technical Advisory Committee meeting – Monday, October 2 at 9:30AM
- Citizens Advisory Transportation Committee meeting – Wednesday, October 11 at 6PM
- Policy Committee meeting – Monday, October 16 at 6PM
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting – Thursday, November 2 at 6PM
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.
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.
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
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Public Reference Manual
We have created a public reference manual to help you understand transportation planning and FAMPO.
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.
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