Public comment to open on Commuter Choice options

Map shows localities that participate in the Commuter Choice initiative. (Northern Virginia Transportation Commission)

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) will be seeking community input on projects proposed for funding through the I-395/95 Commuter Choice Program.

Local jurisdictions and transit agencies have proposed projects totaling for nearly $31 million in funding; the public-feedback period will be one way NVTC will judge proposals for prospective funding.

Revenue for the initiative will come from the tolling that is being expanded north along Interstates 395 and 95 in the fall. The Commuter Choice program is being jointly sponsored by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.

The public-comment period will be open from Aug. 4 to Sept. 6. Comments can be submitted on a Web form at www.novatransit.org/fy20comments; sent by e-mail to comment@commuterchoice.org; or left via voicemail at (703) 239-4719.

Several public hearings are expected to be held in coming months.

For information on the initiative, see the Website at www.novatransit.org.

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