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.

Previous VTrans Updates

This page summarizes the previous VTrans plan updates completed since 2005.

VTrans2040

The VTrans2040 Vision Plan and Needs Assessment was adopted at the end of 2015, followed by the adoption of mid-term Year 2025 Recommendations for priority investments in early 2018. It includes an updated vision, goals, and objectives as well as a set of guiding principles to support the commitment to performance-based planning set forth in VTrans2035.

VTrans2040

The VTrans2040 Vision Plan and Needs Assessment was adopted at the end of 2015, followed by the adoption of mid-term Year 2025 Recommendations for priority investments in early 2018. It includes an updated vision, goals, and objectives as well as a set of guiding principles to support the commitment to performance-based planning set forth in VTrans2035.

The analysis process included comprehensive needs assessments for the State's 13 metropolitan regions and 11 Corridors of Statewide Significance; studies and recommendations to improve statewide freight movement; and innovative scenarios that portray transportation-related impacts of rapidly changing trends in society, the economy, the natural environment, and 21st century transportation technologies.

VTrans2040, completed in January 2018, is a major milestone in a performance-based planning framework. It established a direct link between planning (VTrans) and funding (SMART SCALE).

VTrans2040 Vision PlanVTrans2040 Needs AssessmentVTrans2040 Freight Plan

In continuation of VTrans2040, a Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment process, known as VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP), was also completed. The VMTP, along with the VTrans Vision Plan, made up the overall statewide Transportation Plan, VTrans2040.

VMTP 2025 Needs Assessment Methodology

For more information about the methodology used, please see the VMTP 2025 Needs Assessment Whitepaper.

Virginia Transportation Development Map

Corridor of Statewide Significance Needs Assessment

Corridors of Statewide Significance (CoSS) are those facilities and services which comprise the multimodal network connecting major centers of activity (RNs and UDAs) and accommodate inter-city travel between these centers as well as interstate traffic. Due to the nature of such long-distance travel, the primary considerations for the assessment of needs within CoSS were mobility and safety. Accessibility within RNs and UDAs were captured in their respective needs assessments.

Below are the full needs assessment reports for each of the Corridors of Statewide Significance:

Regional Networks Needs Assessment

Regional Networks refer to multimodal networks that facilitate intra-regional travel within urbanized areas. They fill in a gap between Corridors of Statewide Significance that serve statewide objectives, and UDAs which serve local objectives. Regional Networks was a new concept introduced in VTrans2040, and Transportation Needs for Regional Networks focused on economic competitiveness in a region and the transportation network needed to support each region's economic future.

Below are the needs assessment maps and tables by region:

Urban Development Area Needs Assessment

The two factsheets provided below include an overview of the history and characteristics of these places in Virginia and a summary of the general findings of the 2025 Needs Assessment.

The UDA Needs Assessments are compiled by construction district in the documents below:

Statewide Safety Needs Assessment

The VTRANS statewide safety needs assessment consists of identifying the top intersections and segments identified based on Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI), within each construction district. A PSI score is the number of crashes minus the predicted for that type of intersection or roadway and the traffic volumes. Below is a map and table of the safety needs:

District Potential for Safety Improvements (PSI) Listing by District

VMTP 2025 Recommendations

The VMTP 2025 Recommendations were a new concept for VTrans and highlighted critical projects in the next ten years that address the VTrans vision, goals, and objectives within Virginia’s most significant transportation needs. The recommendations supported the Guiding Principles to consider operational strategies and demand management and optimize return on investment. The identified project level recommendations strengthen the connection between VTrans goals and short-term programming and represents one source for a potential pipeline of future projects and planning.

Below are the VMTP 2025 recommendations by District:

VTrans2035 Update

The VTrans2035 Update links investment priorities to the VTrans goals and provides more detailed investment strategies to expand upon the priorities. VTrans2035 Update also introduces a framework for performance-based planning.

VTrans2035 Update

The VTrans2035 Update links investment priorities to the VTrans goals and provides more detailed investment strategies to expand upon the priorities. VTrans2035 Update also introduces a framework for performance-based planning.

The VTrans 2035 Update, completed in 2010, focused on transforming the existing components of VTrans2035 into a new framework for linking system-wide performance evaluations to planning, policy development and funding decisions. It moved toward a more performance-based planning process to focus investments on achieving strategic outcomes. Performance-based planning allows transportation agencies and decision-makers to combine information about projected transportation needs with assessments of current system performance to develop cost-effective strategies that simultaneously address existing problems and anticipated future needs.

Adoption of the final draft was unanimously concurred upon by the Commonwealth Transportation Board at the CTB meeting on February 20th, 2013.

VTrans2035 Update Executive SummaryVTrans2035 Update Final Draft with Appendices

Action Plan

The Action Plan is a standalone, internal guidance document that includes the policy recommendations from the VTrans2035 Update that are necessary for VTrans implementation. These policy recommendations are then considered by the individual modal agencies as they develop their yearly Business Plans. For more information, see the Final Action Plan and the Vision, Goals, and Performance Measures Report.

VTrans2035

VTrans2035 identified priority investment actions that would lead to a robust and quality transportation system.

VTrans2035

VTrans2035 identified priority investment actions that would lead to a robust and quality transportation system.

VTrans2035, which was completed in 2009, identified key transportation priorities to help the Commonwealth prosper and thrive. The plan examined the accomplishments of VTrans2025, analyzed trends and forecasts in transportation policy, socioeconomics and mode choice, and formulated strategies to improve movement through and between significant statewide corridors. In addition, the plan investigated economic impacts of transportation investment and available funding mechanisms. VTrans2035 provided guidance for strategic investment in infrastructure projects and included recommendations for funding, planning process and staff resources.

VTrans2035 Executive SummaryVTrans2035 Update Final Report

Corridor of Statewide Significance Reports

Policy Reports

Trends Reports

Scenario Based Transportation Planning

VTrans2025

VTrans2025 provided a summary of transportation issues facing the Commonwealth and an evaluation of transportation policies.

VTrans2025

VTrans2025 provided a summary of transportation issues facing the Commonwealth and an evaluation of transportation policies.

VTrans2025, completed in 2004, was accomplished in three phases: setting the vision, goals and objectives; development of a Vision/Policy Plan, an inventory and analysis of the existing system and policies, practices and procedures that impact transportation, and a trends analysis; and completion of the modal needs assessments, development of policy recommendations and identification of revenue and investment options. VTrans2025 established a vision and formulated recommendations in order to guide and direct decisionmaking across transportation modes.

VTrans2025 Summary Report