Comments Sought on VTrans 2040 Vision Plan Draft

Comments Sought on VTrans 2040 Vision Plan Draft

The Commonwealth of Virginia is currently updating its statewide long-range multimodal transportation plan. The plan, known as VTrans2040, is being developed by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) in partnership with:

  • Virginia Department of Aviation
  • Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Virginia Port Authority
  • Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
  • Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

VTrans is the long‐range, statewide multimodal policy plan that provides the overarching vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VTrans2040 will include two components. The first component, currently available for review, is the VTrans2040 Vision Plan. The Vision Plan includes updated Vision, Goals, Objectives, and Guiding Principles that reflect the priorities and concerns of stakeholders across the Commonwealth. A robust trends analysis has also contributed to the plan’s focus on our changing socioeconomic dynamics and a range of future issues. It identifies transportation conditions and trends and anticipated growth patterns, and explores the demographic, economic, environmental and technological trends anticipated over the coming years and their potential influence on transportation.

The second component is the VTrans2040 Multimodal Transportation Plan (VMTP), which is currently under development and will include a continued outreach effort and multiple opportunities for input from all stakeholders. The VMTP will build on the Vision Plan by identifying multimodal transportation needs and recommendations for 2025, as well as a discussion of potential future scenarios for 2040.

An extensive and interactive public involvement process has been employed to facilitate plan development and gather feedback from key stakeholders, cooperating agencies, and the general public. The draft Vision Plan has been made available for public comment to continue this outreach effort and gather feedback from all Virginian’s.

The draft report will be available on the web at http://www.vtrans.org/vtrans2040.asp . The public is invited to review this document and provide comments either through the comment portal on the VTrans website or by emailing statewideplans@governor.virginia.gov.   The comment period begins on March 24, 2015 and ends on April 24, 2015.

If you are unable to access the web, a copy of the draft final report can be requested from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment at 600 East Main Street, Suite 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23219. For more information please contact OIPI at (804)-786-0481 or statewideplans@governor.virginia.gov.