Mid-Term Needs

Transportation planning is a process of identifying existing and anticipated transportation issues and finding solutions in a responsible way.

Mid-Term Needs

Transportation planning is a process of identifying existing and anticipated transportation issues and finding solutions in a responsible way.

As a bridge to long-term needs, mid-term needs serve the purpose of identifying needs that can be addressed by transportation funding programs such as SMART SCALE - a program about investing limited tax dollars in the right projects that meet the most critical transportation needs in Virginia.

VTrans Mid-term Needs serve as a screen for projects applying for consideration under the SMART SCALE program. All projects submitted for the SMART SCALE process must pass through an initial screening process. This initial screening process is a critical component because it links the planning and programming processes to ensure the overarching transportation goals of the Commonwealth Transportation Board are advanced. If a project does not address a need identified in VTrans, it cannot be eligible for funding under SMART SCALE program.

We will be working with localities and regional entities in 2019 to develop mid-term needs.