Lynchburg, VA - Millions of dollars from Governor McDonnell's landmark transportation bill, were the topic of discussion at a public meeting in Lynchburg, Thursday night.
VDOT officials heard from citizens, local law makers, and business owners about where they want to see that funding going. There was discussion about the state's six year improvement plan for road, rail, and transit projects.
Representatives from the Route 501 coalition were on hand too. The group has been pressuring Richmond lawmakers for funding to improve what they say is a dangerous stretch of road that runs through parts of Campbell and Halifax Counties.
"I understand the needs of transportation in Northern Virginia. But let us not forget that in rural Virginia, whether it be in Central Virginia or Southwest Virginia, that transportation needs to be met" said JD Puckett, a Route 501 Coalition Member, and a member of the Campbell County Board of Supervisors.
The transportation bill will provide VDOT's Lynchburg district with $188 million to be used over the next six years.
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