Commonwealth Transportation Board

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board, formerly the State Highway and Transportation Board, regulates and funds transportation in Virginia. It oversees the Virginia Department of Transportation.


The Board consists of seventeen members:

  • The Secretary of Transportation
  • The Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner
  • The Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation
  • Fourteen citizen members

The citizen members are appointed by the governor to four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, and removable from office by the Governor at his pleasure. The Secretary of Transportation serves as chairman of the Board.

Alison DeTuncq of the Charlottesville represents VDOT's Culpeper District on the Board. She was appointed in August 2013 to replaces James Rich after he resigned.


Within the framework of commonwealth law, the CTB has power to:

  • Choose locations of routes,
  • Award contracts for construction, maintenance, and improvement of roads,
  • Make traffic regulations,
  • Name highways,
  • Enter into contracts with local entities created for transportation purposes,
  • Contract with other states,
  • Administer, distribute, and allocate funds in the Transportation Trust Fund, and
  • Regulate outdoor theaters.


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