January 31, 2023
Latest VTrans and GAP Updates
OIPI has developed a map layer that includes projects in Long-Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) of three MPOs. Data from more MPOs will be added in the coming months.
Did You Know?
Northern Virginia Construction District, which encompasses Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, is projected to make up nearly 50 percent of Virginia’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM jobs by 2045.
VTrans Focus Areas
VTrans has four focus areas symbolized by four pillars. This video provides an overview of these focus areas.
Over 50 datasets are produced as part of the VTrans planning process. These are used for SMART SCALE, Virginia Department of Transportation's Revenue Sharing Program, Project Pipeline, and other funding programs. Several local and regional stakeholders also rely on them for planning purposes. These datasets can be viewed and downloaded via online tools, InteractVTrans MapExplorer (mapping) and InteractVTrans DataExplorer (inforgraphics).
The vision established in VTrans provides a sense of purpose for transportation decision-making which is Good for Business, Good for Communities, and Good to Go.
VTrans Mid-term (0-10 years) transportation needs and priority locations inform investment decisions for studies and construction.
VTrans Long-term (20+ years) Risk & Opportunity Register allows transportation agencies to be prepared for future risks and make the most of potential opportunities.
VTrans Strategic Actions inform business plans of transportation agencies to advance the vision, accelerate solutions for transportation needs, and prepare for long-term challenges.
Growth & Accessibility Planning (GAP) Technical Assistance Focus Areas
The Growth and Accessibility Planning (GAP) Technical Assistance program has four components, each with unique eligibility criteria, eligible activities, and evaluation criteria. More details are available on the GAP-TA webpage.
This provides technical assistance for planning activities within existing or planned Urban Development Areas (UDA) as defined in Virginia Code § 15.2-2223.1.
This provides technical assistance for planning activities to address emerging planning issues such as curb management, provisions for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), etc.
This provides technical assistance for developing performance-based planning processes to update recurring planning activities such as Long-range Transportation Plans (LRTP).
This provides technical assistance for planning activities in areas outside of Census-designated Urban Areas.