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. 


  • September 19, 2023
    SMART SCALE Process Review Update

  • October 17, 2023
    SMART SCALE Process Review Update – Final Recommendations

  • Fall 2023
    Virtual Town Hall - Details TBD

  • December 4, 2023
    CTB Action on Proposed Policy Changes