SMART SCALE is a process that helps Virginia meet its most critical transportation needs using limited tax dollars. It evaluates potential transportation projects based on key factors like how they improve safety, reduce congestion, increase accessibility, contribute to economic development, promote efficient land use, and affect the environment. 

The anticipated benefits are calculated and the projects are scored and ranked. This information is used by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to help guide and inform their project selection decisions. 

Schedule

  • February 2023 - April 2023
    Board to develop potential revisions to staff recommended funding scenario

  • April 2023 - May 2023
    Public hearings (Spring SYIP Meetings) on staff recommended scenario and any potential revisions

  • May 2023 CTB Meeting
    Consensus funding scenario developed

  • June 2023 CTB Meeting
    Adoption of Six-Year Improvement Program