Last week’s blog was about Smart Scale applications submitted in 2018, which have been recommended for funding. This week’s blog will cover those Smart Scale projects within the West Piedmont Planning District which have been funded during past rounds and are currently scheduled for funding via the State’s Six Year Improvement Program. As noted last week, Smart Scale is a relatively recent data-driven funding mechanism which ranks projects based on factors including safety, economic development, accessibility, congestion mitigation, and environmental impact; land use is another more
On January 15th, the Commonwealth of Virginia released draft Smart Scale scores for transportation grant applications submitted in July and August by localities and regional entities such as the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization. The release of these draft scores serves as an initial step in the determination of funding for transportation projects throughout Virginia.