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September 26, 2022VTrans Focus Areas

VTrans has four major elements: (1) Vision and Goals; (2) Mid-term Needs and Priorities; (3) Long-term Needs; and, (4) Strategic Actions.

About VTrans

VTrans is Virginia's statewide transportation plan. It is prepared for the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI). VTrans lays out the overarching vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth and plans to achieve those goals.

VTrans Focus Areas

Pillars representing the focus areas of VTrans

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The CTB's Vision, goals, and objectivesinform the identification and prioritization of transportation needs.

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The CTB’s identified Mid-term Needs (0 - 10 years) are used to screen funding applications for the SMART SCALE program and prioritize funding requests received for VDOT's Revenue Sharing Program. The CTB has established prioritized locations based on the identified Mid-term Needs. OIPI, VDOT, and DRPT, in collaboration with local and regional partners, develop solutions for Priority 1 and 2 locations.

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The CTB policy to develop and monitor a Long-term Risk & Opportunity Register which identifies uncertainties facing the transportation system into the future (20+ years) based on a trends analysis. The 2021 VTrans Risk & Opportunity Register has 19 items that require monitoring.

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The CTB's strategic actions inform business plans that are developed by OIPI, VDOT, and DRPT. OIPI monitors and provides annual updates on the identified actions.

VTrans Fast Facts

VTrans is an expansive planning effort that includes planning for mid-term (0-10 years) and long-term (20+ years).

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List of Fast Facts

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VTrans utilizes over 200 million data points to identify Virginia’s transportation needs, reduce congestion, improve travel time reliability, and enhance access to employment centers. Learn more.

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VTrans identifies priority locations with the greatest need for the entire state and each of the nine VDOT construction districts. Learn more.

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VTrans analyzes statewide freight movements by commodity type, mode, and tonnage/value. The Freight Element also identifies truck bottlenecks, corridors with safety risks, and analyzes truck delay and reliability. Learn more.

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VTrans develops a long-term transportation risk and opportunity register to prepare for four Megatrends: climate, technological advancements, changing consumption patterns, and socio-demographic changes. Learn more.

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In 2019, 60% of jobs in Goochland County could be completed remotely.

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In 2020, Virginia’s annual port volume reached nearly 2.9 million TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent units).

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Northern Virginia Construction District, which encompasses Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, is projected to make up nearly 50 percent of Virginia’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM jobs by 2045.

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By 2045, nearly 3,000 directional miles of roadway could be impacted by inland-riverine flooding in VDOT’s Bristol Construction District.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for more specific information about VTrans? Find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page here: http://vtrans.org/get-involved/frequently-asked-questions