Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment

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VTrans is Virginia's Transportation Plan. It is prepared for the Commonwealth Transportation Board by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment.

About VTrans

VTrans is Virginia’s statewide transportation plan that lays out the overarching vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth.

About VTrans

VTrans is Virginia’s statewide transportation plan that lays out the overarching vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth.

What is VTrans

VTrans is Virginia’s multimodal transportation plan developed by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). VTrans plans for two planning horizons:

  • Mid-term Planning (0–10 years): VTrans identifies transportation needs and investment priorities for SMART SCALE and VDOT Revenue Sharing programs.
  • Long-term Planning (0–20+ years): VTrans focuses on preparing the Commonwealth’s transportation system for ongoing trends, challenges and opportunities.

The end result of the Mid-term planning process is a set of location-based needs, and the result of the Long-term planning process is the development of strategies and new policies (or the modification of existing policies), which are compiled as VTrans Strategic Actions to provide direction to OIPI as well to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

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Why do we have a Statewide transportation plan?

VTrans is prepared to meet Federal requirements such as 23. U.S.C. 135, 49 CFR §5304, 49 U.S.C. 70202(e), 49 CFR § 266.15, as well as Code of Virginia § 33.2-353.

Virginia’s transportation system serves residents, businesses, and visitors, all of whom have different transportation needs and desires. Virginia’s transportation providers are facing ever-increasing challenges to address growing demands for transportation facilities and services with limited public funds.

Therefore, it is more important than ever to have a statewide transportation plan that identifies the most critical needs and cost-effective means to operate, maintain and improve the Commonwealth’s transportation system.

Who develops VTrans?

The Virginia General Assembly has entrusted the CTB with the development of VTrans (§ 33.2-353). The CTB is assisted by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) that works with partner agencies at the statewide, regional, and local level.

OIPI collaborates with VDOT and DRPT staff members that meet with OIPI to help guide the work and outputs of the VTrans. Their hands-on engagement throughout the process encourages strong coordination among key agency departments and divisions to help ensure a successful VTrans outcome.

OIPI also discusses VTrans frequently throughout the year with local government and regional agency staff and elected officials at conferences and individual meetings with Virginia’s 15 Metropolitan Planning Organizations and 21 Planning District Commissions.

For More Information

  • Program Updates: For information on recent VTrans developments and milestones, please visit the Program Updates page.
  • Newsletters: To receive 3–4 yearly email newsletters and other major project updates please subscribe to our email list.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Looking for more specific information about VTrans? Find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page here: https://vtrans.org/get-involved/frequently-asked-questions