As part of its efforts to comply with Chapter 765 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to propose to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) amendments to the Land Use Permit Regulations (24VAC30-151) and the Rules and Regulations for the Administration of Parking Lots and Environs (24VAC30-100) concerning mobile food vending in VDOT-owned commuter parking lots in Planning District 8, which comprises the following counties: Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.
The Land Use Permit Regulations (24VAC30-151) were amended in 2015 to allow food vendors to items on state highway right of way as directed by Chapter 466 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly. Chapter 765 directs VDOT to develop guidelines, consistent with the Board's regulations and policies, to permit mobile food vending in commuter parking lots owned by the Department of Transportation and vend to commuters. Additionally, any necessary regulatory changes are to be exempt from the Administrative Process Act. VDOT is seeking input from localities and other stakeholders during the process of amending the regulations.
The public comment period will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 4, 2016. Anyone wishing to submit comments may do so by mail, email, or fax to the contact person listed below.