The Virginia Department of Transportation next week begins a series of meetings to take public comment on the draft six-year work program under consideration by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The CTB program allocates $15.4 billion for transportation improvements over the next six fiscal years, and represents a $4 billion increase thanks to House Bill 2313 signed last week by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The bill cut gas taxes and identified other taxes to increase transportation funding for roads, rail, transit and bridge projects, and other improvements across the state.

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