Public Comment Opportunity

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority has requested FAMPO add projects to the Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP contains a list of projects slated to receive federal funding in the next four years. All transportation projects receiving federal funding are of regional significance and must be included in the TIP document. The process of adding these projects to the TIP document includes a 30-day public comment period followed by FAMPO Policy Committee approval. A public comment period started on August 21, 2023, and will end on September 20, 2023.

The project descriptions are listed below.

  1. Amendment to add two projects to the FY24-27 TIP:

Adding operating expenses for 2 trains on the Newport News route (Route 47), 3 trains on the Norfolk route (Route 50), and 1 train on the Richmond route (Route 51). The cost included is only for a portion of the routes and a portion of the train costs estimated for the jurisdiction.

Potomac Creek Third Track South (Siding A) is located at Potomac Creek between Fredericksburg Station and Leeland Road Station.

These improvements will increase network fluidity and reduce delays due to passenger and freight train interference and lay the groundwork for a dedicated third track from Alexandria to Spotsylvania.

  1. Amendment to add three projects to the FY21-24 TIP:

Adding the River Crossing Parkway NEPA Alternatives Study to the FY21-24 TIP to look at River Crossing Alternatives between Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg, west of I-95.

Adding additional funds to #SMART24 for Route 1 and Exit 126 Southbound Improvements from about Market Street to about the I-95 SB on-ramp and additional PE and ROW funds to #SMART22 Exit 126 Starts Study Improvements.


To provide feedback, please add a comment to this post or contact FAMPO:

  • By mail at: 406 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • By email at:, or
  • By calling: (540) 642-1235


Additionally, you can address FAMPO committee members during FAMPO committee meetings by speaking up during the Public Comment section of each meetings’ agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Upcoming FAMPO Committee meetings:

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting – Thursday, September 7 at 6PM
  • Technical Advisory Committee meeting – Monday, September 11 at 9:30AM
  • Citizens Advisory Transportation Committee meeting – Wednesday, September 13 at 6PM
  • Policy Committee meeting – Monday, September 18 at 6PM

Meetings are held at 406 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401