Introduction

Thank you for your interest and participation in the VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP). This questionnaire asks a series of questions on your familiarity with VTrans2040 and the VMTP and asks you to grade how well you understand the approach and process for developing the 2025 Needs Assessment and 2025 Recommendations. At the end of the questionnaire there is an opportunity to provide input on the consolidated and tiered needs within the 2025 Needs Assessment and the Draft 2025 Recommendations presented at the Regional Meetings. The comprehensive set of regional meeting materials for the 2025 Needs Assessment and 2025 Recommendations will be posted to the VTrans2040.com website and notifications on availability of materials will be sent with a link to this questionnaire as well.

Please note that the VMTP 2025 Recommendations are a DRAFT document. As we move the development of this plan to completion, your comments now are critical to help regions, transit providers, localities, stakeholders, and the public understand the purpose of this plan and confirm its findings. In addition, your comments will ensure the plan accurately reflects local perspectives which are important to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

If you have questions regarding the content of the 2025 Needs Assessment or the 2025 Recommendations for a specific region, please contact the lead consultant at each Regional Meeting. If you have any specific questions regarding completing the questionnaire, please contact David Jackson (djackson@camsys.com) or Kate Lefkowitz (klefkowitz@camsys.com).

* 1. Please provide your name and title

* 2. Please provide your contact information

* 3. We would like to know about your level of participation in the VTrans 2040 and the VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP) 2025 Needs Assessment and VMTP 2025 Recommendations. Please check all events in which you have participated:

* 4. If you attended a meeting, did you attend as a private citizen or as a representative of an agency or organization? Please check all that apply.

* 5. The VMTP 2025 Recommendations will include a pipeline of projects, as well as strategies, concepts and studies, which meet the VMTP 2025 Needs, and could potentially be funded through a variety of State or Federal funding programs including SMART SCALE. How clear is this connection between the 2025 Recommendations and Virginia transportation funding programs, including future Six-Year Improvement Programs (SYIPs)? 

* 6. With the understanding that VMTP 2025 Recommendations is intended for projects that could be funded and under implementation by 2025, and follow the guiding principles of “maximize return on investment” and “consider operational improvements and demand management strategies first”, how well do the VMTP 2025 Recommendations for the region that you represent address the VMTP 2025 Needs?

* 7. VMTP 2025 Needs Assessment - Before and after today's meeting, how clear was the approach/process to conduct the VMTP 2025 Needs Assessment? For each column please identify whether the approach (overall goal and the objectives for conducting the Needs Assessment as part of the VTrans2040) and the process (methodology to consolidate and tier needs) was (V) Very Clear, (M) Moderately Clear, (T) Not Clear, or (P) N/A or Unsure. Please only select one answer per column.

  Before Today's Meeting - Purpose (why) Before Today's Meeting - Approach (how) After Today's Meeting - Purpose (why) After Today's Meeting - Approach (how)
(V) Very clear = I understand how the Commonwealth developed the needs assessment and the project recommendations for VMTP 2025
(M) Moderately clear = I generally understand how the Commonwealth developed the needs assessment and the project recommendations for VMTP 2025
(T) Not clear = I generally do not understand how the Commonwealth developed the needs assessment and the project recommendations for VMTP 2025
(P) N/A or Unsure = This is my first meeting, or I was not aware of this effort, so I did not have background on the process. Or, even after the meeting, I am still not clear what this is all about.

* 8. VMTP 2025 Recommendations - Before and after today's meeting, how clear was the approach/process to conduct the VMTP 2025 Recommendations? For each column please identify whether the approach (overall purpose of developing recommendations and how they will fit within future programming) and the process (how and from what sources were recommendations developed) was (V) Very Clear, (M) Moderately Clear, (T), Not Clear or (P) N/A or Unsure. Please only select one answer per column.

  Before Today's Meeting - Purpose (why) Before Today's Meeting - Approach (how) After Today's Meeting - Purpose (why) After Today's Meeting - Approach (how)
(V) Very clear = I understand how the Commonwealth developed the needs assessment and the project recommendations for VMTP 2025
(M) Moderately clear = I generally understand how the Commonwealth developed the needs assessment and the project recommendations for VMTP 2025
(T) Not clear = I generally do not understand how the Commonwealth developed the needs assessment and the project recommendations for VMTP 2025
(P) N/A or Unsure = This is my first meeting, or I was not aware of this effort, so I did not have background on the process. Or, even after the meeting, I am still not clear what this is all about. 

* 9.  We would like to provide you with the opportunity to comment on or suggest revisions to the VMTP 2025 Needs or Recommendations. After reviewing the Needs and Recommendations do you have any comments or revisions?

* 10. Please identify the regional meeting you attended (or if you did not attend a meeting, the region or District you are reviewing).

* 11. To provide feedback on the VMTP 2025 Needs Assessment - For your District, please identify each consolidated need (listed by Need ID as presented in the posted materials) that you have comments, questions, or revisions that you would like to provide. We are only looking for your general input on if the need description accurately captures the multimodal and intermodal issues on Corridors of Statewide Significance, within Regional Networks, within Urban Development Areas, or critical safety deficiencies. Note that the detailed needs upon which these consolidated needs are based have already been adopted by the CTB in 2015 (2025 Needs Assessment) - we are not looking for identification of new needs. In the blank space below, please identify the Need ID and enter your comment, question, or revision. Alternatively, if you prefer to submit comments via email or another process, please submit these directly to the lead consultant at each regional meeting, or directly to Robin Grier, Robin.Grier@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please add a note here that you are following this alternative approach. Thank you.

* 12. To provide feedback on the Draft 2025 Recommendations - For your District, please select each individual pipeline or new project idea (as presented at the Regional Meeting) for which you have comments, questions, or revisions that you would like to provide. We are looking for your input specifically on whether the pipeline projects or new project ideas are reasonable within the 2025 timeframe and are consistent with your understanding of how best to address the need. Note, recommendations were developed in the context of the 2025 timeframe, and the followed two key guiding principles: optimize return on investment and consider operational improvements and demand management first. In the blank space below, please identify the Recommendation ID and enter your comment, question, or revision. There is no limit to the text you may enter here. Alternatively, if you prefer to submit comments via email or another process, please submit these directly to the lead consultant at each regional meeting, or directly to Robin Grier, Robin.Grier@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please add a note here that you are following this alternative approach. Thank you.

Thank you for your participation in the VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP) process. Again, if you have any questions regarding this questionnaire or the overall VMTP process, please contact David Jackson (djackson@camsys.com) or Kate Lefkowitz (klefkowitz@camsys.com).
 
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