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January 21, 2022The Latest on Our Vision

In January 2020, the Commonwealth Transportation Board re-affirmed the transportation vision. Please check the pages on the Mid-term Needs, Long-term Risks & Opportunities, and Strategic Actions to see how OIPI is making progress towards that vision.

Our Vision

The first critical piece is Commonwealth Transportation Board's (CTB) vision, goals, and objectives. These goals and objectives inform the identification and prioritization of transportation needs and help identify long-term risks and opportunities.

Commonwealth Transportation Board’s Vision

In January 2020, the Commonwealth Transportation Board re-affirmed the transportation vision, which is:

  • Virginia's transportation system will be Good for Business, Good for Communities, and Good to Go. Virginians will benefit from transportation system advances Virginia businesses, attracts a 21st century workforce, and promotes healthy communities where Virginians of all ages and abilities can thrive.

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles describe an organization’s beliefs and philosophy pertaining to quality assurance and performance improvement. The principles should guide what the organization does, why it does it, and how.

Guiding Principles
GP 1: Optimize Return on Investments Implement the right solution at the right price, striving to meet current needs while advancing long-term prosperity and livability.
GP 2: Ensure Safety, Security, and Resiliency Provide a transportation system that is safe for all users, responds immediately to short-term shocks such as weather events or security emergencies, and adapts effectively to long-term stressors such as sea level rise.
GP 3: Efficiently Deliver Programs Deliver high-quality projects and programs in a cost-effective and timely manner.
GP 4: Consider Operational Improvements and Demand Management First Maximize capacity of the transportation network through increased use of technology and operational improvements as well as managing demand for the system before investing in major capacity expansions.
GP 5: Ensure Transparency and Accountability, and Promote Performance Management Work openly with partners and engage stakeholders in project development and implementation. Establish performance targets that consider the needs of all communities, measure progress towards targets. Adjust programs and policies as necessary to achieve the established targets.
GP6: Improve Coordination Between Transportation and Land Use Encourage local governments to plan and manage transportation-efficient land development by providing incentives, technical support, and collaborative initiatives.
GP 7: Ensure Efficient Intermodal Connections Provide seamless connections between modes of transportation to harness synergies.

Goals and Objectives

The VTrans Goals support the VTrans Vision. They are critical in measuring progress towards the Vision and identifying transportation needs that can help us achieve it.

GoalsObjectives
Goal AGoal A - Economic Competitiveness and Prosperity
Invest in a transportation system that supports a robust, diverse, and competitive economy
Objectives:
  • A.1. Reduce the amount of travel that takes place in severe congestion
  • A.2. Reduce the number and severity of freight bottlenecks
  • A.3. Improve reliability on key corridors for all modes
Goal BGoal B – Accessible and
Connected Places

Increase opportunities for people and businesses to efficiently access jobs, services, activity centers, and distribution hubs
Objectives:
  • B.1. Reduce average peak-period travel times in metropolitan areas
  • B.2. Reduce average daily trip lengths in metropolitan areas
  • B.3. Increase the accessibility to jobs via transit, walking, and driving in metropolitan areas
Goal CGoal C – Safety for All Users
Provide a safe and secure transportation system for passengers and goods on all travel modes
Objectives:
  • C.1. Reduce the number and rate of motorized fatalities and serious injuries
  • C.2. Reduce the number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries
Goal DGoal D – Proactive
System Management

Maintain the transportation system in good condition and leverage technology to optimize existing and new infrastructure
Objectives:
  • D.1. Improve the condition of all bridges based on deck area
  • D.2. Increase the lane miles of pavement in good or fair condition
  • D.3. Increase percent of transit vehicles and facilities in good or fair condition
Goal EGoal E – Healthy Communities
and Sustainable Transportation Communities

Support a variety of community types promoting local economies and healthy lifestyles that provide travel options, while preserving agricultural, natural, historic, and cultural resources
Objectives:
  • E.1. Reduce per-capita vehicle miles traveled
  • E.2. Reduce transportation related NOX, VOC, PM, and CO emissions
  • E.3. Increase the number of trips traveled by active transportation (bicycling and walking)

Progress Towards VTrans Vision and Goals

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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