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HeadlinesJune 29, 2020
VDOT AND DRPT SEEK COMMUTER INPUT THROUGH STATEWIDE SURVEY
Statewide Survey Multi-agency strategy aims to capture data on new commuting practices related to COVID-19
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), has launched the Virginia Commuter Survey, a statewide effort to gauge COVID-19 impacts to commuting around the Commonwealth. Anyone that works or lives in Virginia is invited to participate.
HONORING VIRGINIA’S FRONTLINE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS
RICHMOND, Va. — Each year, a day is set aside to recognize the importance of transportation to all Virginians. This year, the focus is on honoring the Commonwealth’s frontline transportation workers and the critical work they do to keep Virginia moving.
VDOT SENDS A MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 THROUGH ON-ROAD SIGNAGE
Digital Message Signs Focus on Public Safety and Health
RICHMOND, Va. – As announced by Gov. Ralph Northam, motorists across the Commonwealth will see COVID-19 health safety messages on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s changeable message signs.
VDOT Temporarily Closes Non-public Facilities to Visitors
Safety Rest Areas, Ferries Remain Open
RICHMOND, Va. – Effective at 5 p.m., Friday, March 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation is closing offices and other non-public facilities to walk-in visitors until further notice as a precaution to help prevent spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
WINTER WEATHER AND FREEZING TEMPS MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
VDOT encourages travelers to monitor local forecasts and conditions as commutes could be slippery
RICHMOND, Va. – We’re not through with winter weather just yet. Snow and colder temperatures are expected in portions of the Commonwealth beginning Thursday and stretching into Friday morning.
Freezing temperatures following the storm could create icy conditions in affected areas as early as Thursday evening through the Friday morning commute.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews are prepared and stand ready to treat roads when snow arrives, and motorists should be prepared to adjust travel as needed.
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Governor Northam Announces Plans to Protect Migratory Birds
RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced a comprehensive approach to address the loss of habitat for colonial nesting birds on the South Island of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, and create a backstop against the federal government’s failure to protect migratory birds.