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Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) will lead the development of the Commonwealth’s long-range multimodal transportation plan – VTrans2040.  The plan will be developed in two phases and will result in the production of two companion documents: the VTrans2040 Vision and the VTrans2040 Multimodal Transportation Plan.

VTrans2040 will identify multimodal needs across the Commonwealth. Moving forward, only projects that help address a need identified in VTrans2040 will be considered for funding under the statewide prioritization process from House Bill 2. The plan will focus on the needs of the Commonwealth’s statewide network of Corridors of Statewide Significance, the multimodal regional networks that support travel within metropolitan regions, and improvements to promote locally designated Urban Development Areas (UDAs).  

VTrans2040 Vision:


VTrans Vision Adopted by CTB Dec. 9, 2015

The VTrans2040 Vision will lay out Virginia’s Guiding Principles, Vision, Goals, and Objectives in a policy framework to guide partner agency investment decisions over the next 25 years. It will be informed by detailed trend analyses and stakeholder input regarding transportation-related issues and opportunities associated with potential changes in catalytic factors such as major economic generators, freight movement, household characteristics, land development patterns, transportation technology, and the natural environment.

Vision Documents



VTrans2040 Multimodal Transportation Plan Needs Synthesis and Recommendations Development:

The VTrans2040 Multimodal Transportation Plan 2025 Needs (see here for needs assessments) will be summarized and prioritized, working closely various stakeholders, according to the importance of the needs and relevance to VTrans goals. Multimodal investment and policy recommendations and a targeted set of programmable projects will be developed in this phase of VTrans work.


VTrans Needs Synthesis Outreach:



On May 16th, 2016, the OIPI team held Regional Forums at six locations across the Commonwealth with regional and local planners to review summarized needs, discuss prioritizing needs, and highlight approaches to develop recommendations.


  • Regional Forum Plenary Presentation,  May 16th, 2016


On June 21st, 2016, the OIPI team held an informational webinar for stakeholders to walk through the progress made to date on VTrans Needs Synthesis process, the next steps including prioritizing needs and recommendations, and as an opportunity for an open question and answer period with the webinar participants.




VTrans2040 Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP) Needs Assessment Development:

In the second phase, OIPI will identify performance targets, priorities, and projects that can help advance the VTrans2040 Vision.  The foundation for this phase of VTrans will be the policies established in the Vision document and a multimodal needs analysis that rethinks how we measure and establish multimodal solutions.  The VTrans2040 Multimodal Plan will replace the 2035 Virginia Surface Transportation Plan (VSTP) and will serve as a guiding document for modal agency business plans and statewide transportation funding programs.  The planning process will include dialogue with stakeholders and the general public to clarify transportation needs and consider alternative scenarios in which statewide multimodal investments can address accessibility needs while aligning with the VTrans Vision and Goals. 

VTrans Process, Public Involvement and Outreach

Public Involvement Plan 

The goal of all public involvement efforts is to engage stakeholders and citizens proactively in meaningful ways that will enhance and foster a sense of ownership of VTrans2040. The purpose of the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) is to outline the public engagement process and communication methods to be used throughout the development of the VTrans2040 Vision and Multimodal Transportation Plan.  The PIP will be revised as needed during the plan effort and will be used to manage the overall public outreach and stakeholder involvement process.  Learn more >


Regional Forums

August 20, 2014 Regional Webinar for Planners and Providers




September 8, 2014 Regional Webinar for Planners and Providers

Oct. 23 Webinar

May/June Regional Forum Materials (Round 1)

Introduction Plenary Presentation (2 MB)


Urban Development Area Posters



Regional Networks Posters and Materials (by Region)

Corridors of Statewide Significance (CoSS) Posters and Materials (By Region) 

Late July Regional Forums (Round 2)

Multimodal Advisory Committee (MAC)

A Multimodal Advisory Committee (MAC) was appointed by the Deputy Secretary of Transportation. It includes representatives of agencies that will be closely involved in implementing VTrans2040.  Members include representatives from MPOs, Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs), local governments, transit providers, and state agencies. Complementing the MMWG’s technical oversight, the MAC plays a supportive role on all aspects of the project, with a strong focus on policy and engagement. The purpose of the MAC is two-fold:

  • Provide practical feedback and guidance from various agency perspectives, and
  • Foster buy-in and consensus among partner agencies and organizations that play an active role in implementing VTrans2040 policies and recommendations.

MAC Meeting Materials:

Virginia Freight Transportation Technical Committee (VFTTC):

The VFTTC assists with the freight-specific elements of planning efforts OIPI undertakes.  The VFTTC is comprised of members from the Commonwealth’s transportation agencies, private sector freight users, and other invited individuals. VFTTC is responsible for assisting with freight planning and technical review of freight elements. They make recommendations on policies that facilitate supporting the movement of freight in the Commonwealth.




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