Transportation in Virginia

In order to plan for the future, we need to know where we are today. VTrans includes a Transportation In Virginia report that highlights the current state of the system, including infrastructure like roads and bridges, services like public transit, and behaviors like mode choice (including bike and walk trips, airport usage, etc). The following graphics were created in 2017 to summarize the condition of the multiple travel modes in Virginia's Transportation System.

Transportation in Virginia

In order to plan for the future, we need to know where we are today. VTrans includes a Transportation In Virginia report that highlights the current state of the system, including infrastructure like roads and bridges, services like public transit, and behaviors like mode choice (including bike and walk trips, airport usage, etc). The following graphics were created in 2017 to summarize the condition of the multiple travel modes in Virginia's Transportation System.

The VDOT-maintained highway network comprises over 127,000 lane-miles of roadway and over 19,000 bridges and large culverts. This highway network is divided into three classifications: interstate, primary, and secondary.
The VDOT-maintained highway network comprises over 127,000 lane-miles of roadway and over 19,000 bridges and large culverts. This highway network is divided into three classifications: interstate, primary, and secondary.
There are 447 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Virginia. These electric vehicle stations are located at a variety of different locations, such as hotels, dealership, auto repair shops, and shopping centers.
There are 447 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Virginia. These electric vehicle stations are located at a variety of different locations, such as hotels, dealership, auto repair shops, and shopping centers.
There are 50 marine terminals within Virginia. The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is responsible for seven Virginia port facilities.
There are 50 marine terminals within Virginia. The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is responsible for seven Virginia port facilities.
Approximately 200 million transit trips occur annually in Virginia through 41 transit agencies. Most of these service providers are bus transit providers, but two are both bus and rail transit providers and one is primarily a rail provider.
Approximately 200 million transit trips occur annually in Virginia through 41 transit agencies. Most of these service providers are bus transit providers, but two are both bus and rail transit providers and one is primarily a rail provider.
In Fiscal Year 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent nearly $500 million on rail and public transportation. The estimated annual cost to keep Virginia’s transit assets in a state of good repair is $142 million (2016 USD), assuming there is no backlog of unmet needs.
In Fiscal Year 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent nearly $500 million on rail and public transportation. The estimated annual cost to keep Virginia’s transit assets in a state of good repair is $142 million (2016 USD), assuming there is no backlog of unmet needs.
Amtrak provides inter-city passenger rail service in Virginia, with 3,400 route miles across the Commonwealth. However, freight carriers such as Norfolk Southern and CSX primarily own this rail system. The two passenger rail operators – Amtrak and VRE – provide service over this privately owned freight railroad system.
Amtrak provides inter-city passenger rail service in Virginia, with 3,400 route miles across the Commonwealth. However, freight carriers such as Norfolk Southern and CSX primarily own this rail system. The two passenger rail operators – Amtrak and VRE – provide service over this privately owned freight railroad system.
Many of Virginia’s bicycle trails are rail-trails, which convert abandoned rail beds into unpaved or paved trails. In 2015, approximately 4 million workers in Virginia, aged 16 years and over, 2.3 percent walked and 1.6 percent rode a bicycle as their primary means of traveling to work (both modes of travel combined account for over 100,000 people).
Many of Virginia’s bicycle trails are rail-trails, which convert abandoned rail beds into unpaved or paved trails. In 2015, approximately 4 million workers in Virginia, aged 16 years and over, 2.3 percent walked and 1.6 percent rode a bicycle as their primary means of traveling to work (both modes of travel combined account for over 100,000 people).
The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) is responsible for supporting air transportation within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently, there are 66 public use airports in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) is responsible for supporting air transportation within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently, there are 66 public use airports in the Commonwealth.