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March 9, 2022The Latest on Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, you’ll find some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about VTrans, organized by topic. Do you have a question that’s not reflected here? Please contact us for any questions.

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About VTrans

AV-01

Why do we have a Statewide Transportation Plan?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-02

What is the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-03

What modes of transportation are included in the VTrans update?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-04

How does VTrans inform the Six-Year Improvement Program or SYIP?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-05

How can I participate in the VTrans update?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-06

How do I find more information or submit comments?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-01-14
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VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey

BS-01

What is VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-02

Am I required to take the survey if I receive an invitation to participate?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-03

I want to take the survey. Can anyone take the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-04

What will my survey answers be used for?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-05

When and how will I receive the $10 for taking the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-06

What method will be utilized to select residents to partake in the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-07

Will the survey be available in other languages?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-08

Will all geographic regions have an equal opportunity to partake in the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-09

Will my information be safe and confidential?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-10

Can the 2022 VTrans Biennial Survey be taken over the phone?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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VTrans Freight Element

FE-01

Why does VTrans include a Freight Element and how will it be used?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-02

What performance measures were developed to assess Freight-related Issues?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-03

How do the Freight Performance Measures relate to FHWA requirements for performance management?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-04

What are Critical Urban Freight Corridors and Critical Rural Freight Corridors, and why are they designated by the Commonwealth?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-05

Will the designation of Critical Urban Freight Corridors and Critical Rural Freight Corridors impact allocation of funds in my jurisdiction?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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Growth & Accessibility Planning (GAP) Technical Assistance Program

GAP-01

How can my agency apply for the GAP Technical Assistance program?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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GAP-02

Can the GAP Technical Assistance Program be used to develop alternatives for major capacity expansions, such as a new interchange or roadway alignment?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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GAP-03

Can the GAP Technical Assistance Program be used to help my locality designate an Urban Development Area (UDA)?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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GAP-04

Can the GAP Technical Assistance Progrm be used to develop a local comprehensive plan or regional long-range transportation plan?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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Long-term Risk & Opportunity Register

LT-01

What is a Risk & Opportunity Register? Why include in a planning document?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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LT-02

Why should we develop a long-term risk and opportunity register, given the uncertainty of the future?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-03

What will the development of the long-term risk and opportunity register lead to?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-04

How does the Policy for the Development and Monitoring of the VTrans Long-term Risk & Opportunity Register benefit local jurisdictions, MPOs, PDCs, and other jurisdictions?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-09-17
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LT-05

How are 'Megatrends' and 'Macrotrends' defined in the long-term risk and opportunity register?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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LT-06

What is the difference between trends and scenarios?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-07

Will COVID-19 change your approach?

Updated: 2021-04-15
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-09

What types of “Vulnerabilities” were assessed for Macrotrend #1: Increase in Flooding Risk?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-06-14
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LT-10

What method was used to identify locations vulnerable to flooding for Macrotrend #1: Increase in Flooding Risk?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-06-14
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LT-11

What is the scope and limitations of the VTrans Vulnerability Assessment undertaken for Macrotrend #1: Increase in Flooding Risk?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-06-14
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: Agency and Public Involvement

NA-01

How were the public and transportation agencies involved in the development of the policy for the identification and prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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NA-02

How was the feedback provided during the VTrans Regional Workshops used to inform the policy for the identification and prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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NA-03

Is there a deadline for providing input on the policy for the identification and prioritization of VTrans Mid-Term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: General

NG-01

What are the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2020-05-07
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NG-02

Where can I find a complete list of the VTrans Mid-term Needs for my jurisdiction?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-05-07
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: Methodology

NM-01

What is the planning horizon for the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-05-07
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NM-02

What was the basis for identifying performance measures for the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2020-05-07
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NM-03

What does each performance measure tell us?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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NM-04

How are performance measures used to identify VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-10-11
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NM-05

How are needs in rural and slow growth areas reflected in the Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-07-29
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NM-06

How does VTrans take into account changes in technology and other external factors?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-10-11
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: Prioritization Policy

NP-01

Why prioritize transportation needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-02

What is the “VTrans Multimodal Project Development Pipeline”?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-03

Will the full Mid-term Needs list still be relevant once the Needs are prioritized?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-04

Where can I find more details on the VTrans needs prioritization policy?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-05

What are Statewide Priority Locations?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-06

What are Construction District Priority Locations?

Updated: 2020-10-27
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-07

What is the difference between Statewide Priority Locations and Construction District Priority Locations?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-08

Why do all areas or regions in the state have one weight for Statewide Priority Locations?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-09

How was my feedback incorporated in the policy for the prioritization of the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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VTrans Strategic Actions

SA-01

What are the VTrans Strategic Actions?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-10-04
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SA-02

Why are the VTrans Strategic Actions developed and what is the intended use?

Updated: 2021-10-04
Published: 2021-10-04
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SA-03

Who will implement the VTrans Strategic Actions?

Updated: 2021-10-04
Published: 2021-10-04
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SA-04

How will the VTrans Strategic Actions be monitored and tracked?

Updated: 2021-10-04
Published: 2021-10-04
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VTrans Travel Markets

VT-01

What are Corridors of Statewide Significance?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-02

What are Regional Networks?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-03

What is the definition of Activity Centers?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-04

Regional Activity Centers are categorized as freight-dependent, local-serving, and knowledge-based – how is this determined?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-10-11
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VT-05

What are Urban Development Areas?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-06

How can I designate an Urban Development Area for inclusion in VTrans?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-07

The readiness status or some other information for an Industrial and Economic Development Area (IEDA) site in my locality is outdated. How can I update it?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-10-11
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