Trends

The transportation industry is undergoing a major change fueled by e-commerce, digital apps on mobile devices, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), electric and alternative fuel technology, and automation. At the same time, there is a need to ensure that the existing transportation is able to reasonably cope with natural events such as flooding, and remains available to Virginians.

Trends

The transportation industry is undergoing a major change fueled by e-commerce, digital apps on mobile devices, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), electric and alternative fuel technology, and automation. At the same time, there is a need to ensure that the existing transportation is able to reasonably cope with natural events such as flooding, and remains available to Virginians.

A series of white papers with substantial new information, research, analysis, and coordination will be developed in 2019 to serve the following purpose:

  • To engage and inform public, local officials, and policy makers;
  • To inform work at state transportation agencies; and,
  • Guide VTrans Mid-term and Long-term Needs and Recommendations

The work on the following white papers has started:

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Demographic and Land Development Trends, Drivers, and Opportunities
  • Economic Trends, Drivers, and Opportunities
  • Financial Trends, Drivers, and Opportunities
  • Technology Trends, Drivers, and Opportunities
  • Partnership Opportunities

Please visit this webpage in the coming weeks for new data and information.