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Public Notices

Request for Proposals (RFP)
On-Call General Planning Consulting Services

RFP #: GWRC 2018-01

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC or ‘the Commission’) is seeking proposals from qualified firms interested in being included on an on-call list for On-Call General Planning Consulting Services. Members include the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. The non-member towns of Port Royal and Bowling Green may be included in projects resulting from contract(s) awarded from this solicitation.

One (1) original and five (5) hard copy of the proposal shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package clearly marked “George Washington Regional Commission On-call Consulting Services” by 2:00 p.m., noon, Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Proposals should be delivered to:

Mr. Tim Ware, Executive Director
George Washington Regional Commission
406 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

In addition to the hard copy proposals noted above, one (1) full-color, digital copy in .pdf file format should also be submitted by the application deadline to the following email:

Request for Proposals (RFP) On-Call General Planning Consulting Services

The George Washington Regional Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

GWRC Commission Meeting

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: GWRC/FAMPO Office, 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or at least four days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-273-7545 (TDD).

GO Virginia Region 6 – Mary Ball Washington Regional Council Meeting

Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: RCC Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Dr., Warsaw, VA 22572


DC2RVA Draft EIS and Public Comment Period

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) have released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Project. FRA and DRPT are evaluating options for rail capacity improvements that will improve reliability, expand passenger rail service, and provide a competitive travel option between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. The Draft EIS provides an overview and comparison of the alternatives under consideration, including recommendations for a preferred alternative in each corridor segment.

A 60-day comment period will begin on September 8, 2017, and end on November 7, 2017. You are encouraged to submit a comment that will be included for the record. All comments will be addressed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Public hearings will be planned for October, where you can discuss the project with the team and sign up to offer verbal comments publicly. More details to come.

To view the Draft EIS electronically please visit the project website by clicking the link below.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

We Want Your Feedback!

You are encouraged to review the Draft EIS and provide your comments. DRPT will be holding public hearings to address questions and solicit comments. Information on the October public hearing schedules will be available shortly. Comments should be submitted by November 7, 2017, in order for your feedback to be incorporated into the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

There are several options for providing public comments on the Draft EIS:

  • Deliver verbal comments publicly during one of the planned public hearings.
  • Provide written comments at one of the planned public hearings.
  • Provide written comments at any time during the public comment period using the online comment form at or send via email to
  • Provide verbal comments at any time by calling the toll-free hotline: 888-832-0900.
  • Mail written comments at any time during the public comment period to: Emily Stock, Manager of Rail Planning, DRPT, 600 E. Main St, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.

General comments and questions may be submitted at any time through the following methods:

Emily Stock
Manager of Rail Planning
Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation
600 E Main St, Suite 2102
Richmond, VA 23219

Stay Connected

Visit our website at:
Facebook: DC2RVArail
Twitter: @DC2RVArail
Call us toll-free at: 888-832-0900 or TDD 711

DRPT is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information on DRPT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures or to file a complaint, please visit the website at or contact the Title VI Compliance Officer, Mike Mucha, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.

DRPT’s mission is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the Commonwealth through rail, public transportation, and commuter services.

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