VTrans2040

The VTrans2040 Vision Plan and Needs Assessment was adopted at the end of 2015, followed by the adoption of mid-term Year 2025 Recommendations for priority investments in early 2018. It includes an updated vision, goals, and objectives as well as a set of guiding principles to support the commitment to performance-based planning set forth in VTrans2035.

VTrans2040

The VTrans2040 Vision Plan and Needs Assessment was adopted at the end of 2015, followed by the adoption of mid-term Year 2025 Recommendations for priority investments in early 2018. It includes an updated vision, goals, and objectives as well as a set of guiding principles to support the commitment to performance-based planning set forth in VTrans2035.

The analysis process included comprehensive needs assessments for the State's 13 metropolitan regions and 11 Corridors of Statewide Significance; studies and recommendations to improve statewide freight movement; and innovative scenarios that portray transportation-related impacts of rapidly changing trends in society, the economy, the natural environment, and 21st century transportation technologies.

VTrans2040, completed in January 2018, is a major milestone in a performance-based planning framework. It established a direct link between planning (VTrans) and funding (SMART SCALE).

VTrans2040 Vision PlanVTrans2040 Needs AssessmentVTrans2040 Freight Plan

In continuation of VTrans2040, a Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment process, known as VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP), was also completed. The VMTP, along with the VTrans Vision Plan, made up the overall statewide Transportation Plan, VTrans2040.

VTrans2025 Needs Assessment Methodology

For more information about the methodology used, please see the VMTP 2025 Needs Assessment Whitepaper.

Virginia Transportation Development Map

Corridor of Statewide Significance Needs Assessment

Corridors of Statewide Significance (CoSS) are those facilities and services which comprise the multimodal network connecting major centers of activity (RNs and UDAs) and accommodate inter-city travel between these centers as well as interstate traffic. Due to the nature of such long-distance travel, the primary considerations for the assessment of needs within CoSS were mobility and safety. Accessibility within RNs and UDAs were captured in their respective needs assessments.

Below are the full needs assessment reports for each of the Corridors of Statewide Significance:

Regional Networks Needs Assessment

Regional Networks refer to multimodal networks that facilitate intra-regional travel within urbanized areas. They fill in a gap between Corridors of Statewide Significance that serve statewide objectives, and UDAs which serve local objectives. Regional Networks was a new concept introduced in VTrans2040, and Transportation Needs for Regional Networks focused on economic competitiveness in a region and the transportation network needed to support each region's economic future.

Below are the needs assessment maps and tables by region:

Urban Development Area Needs Assessment

The two factsheets provided below include an overview of the history and characteristics of these places in Virginia and a summary of the general findings of the 2025 Needs Assessment.

The UDA needs assessment for CTB districts are included in the documents below:

Statewide Safety Needs Assessment

The VTRANS statewide safety needs assessment consists of identifying the top intersections and segments identified based on Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI), within each VDOT district. A PSI score is the number of crashes minus the predicted for that type of intersection or roadway and the traffic volumes. Below is a map and table of the safety needs:

District Potential for Safety Improvements (PSI) Listing by District