Thursday, September 26, 2013

PW Chamber Policy Committee - 2 Important Opportunities for Engagement‏

1. Prince William County is conducting a Rural Preservation Study to provide an overview of the County's rural preservation policies and an evaluation of their effectiveness, identify additional rural preservation tools that may be appropriate and effective, and make recommendations regarding possible amendments to the County's land use planning policies. Information on this study can be found here.    
 
Public involvement is an important part of the study process and the County would like to know your views and opinions about the County’s rural preservation efforts.  Please take this quick survey to express your views.   Note:  The survey will close at the end of the day Fri., Sept 27, 2013.  In addition to this survey, there will be meetings and other opportunities for public input during the study.
 
 
2.  VDOT will be hosting two Public Information Meetings on the Bi-County Parkway next week.  Click here for directions and details. VDOT is strongly encouraging public comment on this important project.  If you are able to attend one of these meetings next week,  please submit a written or oral comment; and if you cannot attend, please send a comment via email (instructions are in the VDOT notice below)
 
Bi-County Parkway
VDOT Public Information Meetings
 
Loudoun County
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
John Champe High School
41535 Sacred Mountain Street, Aldie, VA 20105
 
Prince William County
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Stonewall Jackson High School
8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109
 
Trips between Prince William and Loudoun counties are forecasted to nearly double by 2040.
 
Find out about how the Bi-County Parkway, a planned 10-mile, four-lane highway, is intended to reduce north-south congestion, improve safety and better link communities.
 
Stop by between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer your  questions. Citizens are invited to review and discuss:
                                                                                                  · Commitments contained in a draft Programmatic Agreement, prepared pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic
                                                                                                     Preservation Act, to account for the effects of the proposed project on historic properties; and
                                                                                                  ·The draft reevaluation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was approved in 2005.
 
Review project information at www.virginiadot.org, at the information meeting, or during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax.
Please call ahead at 703-259-2381, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure appropriate personnel are available to answer your questions.
 
Give your written or oral comments at the meeting in written form on comment cards or verbally through a court reporter.
You may also e-mail comments to meeting_comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Bi-County Parkway” in the subject line.
 
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Office at 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.
 
 
Nancy Hiteshue
Vice President of Government Relations
Prince William Chamber of Commerce
9720 Capital Court, STE 203
Manassas, VA 20110
Main: 703.368.6600
Direct: 571.765.1875
Cell:   202.251.1249
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