Past VTrans Plans

The first VTrans plan was adopted about 15 years ago, and it has been updated several times since then.

Past VTrans Plans

The first VTrans plan was adopted about 15 years ago, and it has been updated several times since then.

The Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth Transportation Board, VDOT, and DRPT have worked closely and continuously with partner transportation agencies over the past 20 years to build the strong relationships and technical expertise needed to support and implement effective, results-oriented updates to VTrans. By working together to establish, implement, and regularly update the VTrans vision, goals, and policies, Virginia's transportation agencies and decision makers have created a solid, dependable framework for continuous improvement.


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).

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.

Please see the VTrans2040 page for more information.

VTrans2035 Update

The VTrans2035 Update completed in 2013 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. Using this "performance-based planning" framework, transportation agencies and decision-makers can use information about projected transportation needs with assessments of current system performance to develop cost-effective strategies that simultaneously address existing transportation needs and anticipated future conditions. It also includes a stand-alone Action Plan of implementation strategies designed to help guide individual modal agencies with yearly Business Plans.

Please see the VTrans2035 Update page for more information.


VTrans2035, and the accompanying Virginia Surface Transportation Plan, was accepted by the CTB in 2009. The plan included a review of accomplishments since VTrans2025; socio-economic trends and forecasts; an exploration of the long-term viability of the motor fuels tax; a series of issue papers transportation policy trends and choices related to safety, system preservation, freight, mobility, accessibility/connectivity, land use, regionalism, economic development, technology, congestion and environment; an integration of modal agency plans; a high-level needs assessment and strategies to improve movement on Corridors of Statewide Significance; an analysis of the economic impact of transportation investments; and a consideration of transportation funding levels.

Please see the VTrans2035 page for more information.


VTrans2025 was completed in 2004. It was developed by the Secretary of Transportation through the collective work of four State transportation modal agencies: Department of Aviation (DOAV), Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), Port Authority (VPA), and the Department of Transportation (VDOT). The final report included a Vision/Policy Plan that included goals, objectives, performance measures, and an implementation plan, as well as an inventory and evaluation of the existing system, a trend analysis, an evaluation of policies, practices, and procedures that impact transportation, and mode-by-mode needs assessments.

Please see the VTrans2025 page for more information.