The VDOT SMART Portal opens on March 1, 2018, for SMART SCALE Round 3 applications. SMART SCALE Round 3 marks the beginning of VDOT's biennial SMART SCALE application cycle and covers the fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Applications for the SMART SCALE Round 3 application period are due August 1, 2018.

Virginia Governor elect Ralph Northam has appointed Shannon Valentine, a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board and a former House delegate, as the Commonwealth’s new secretary of transportation. Ms. Valentine represented the Lynchburg area in the state House from 2006 to 2010.


The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) was established was established as a result of the designation of the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Urbanized Area (UZA) by the U.S. Census on March 26, 2012.