Resources


Virginia Links and Resources

Transportation in the Richmond Region-by Project All

 Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation
 Virginia Department of Transportation
 Commonwealth Transportation Board - Information on board membership, upcoming meeting agendas, and selected board actions.
 Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia
 Virginia Department of Planning & Budget – Regulatory Town Hall - Look up, track, and receive notices about public meetings on proposed state regulations impacting transportation.
 Virginia General Assembly
 Virginia Senate Finance Committee
 Virginia House Appropriations Committee

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Federal Links and Resources

 United States Department of Transportation
 Federal Transit Administration
 Bureau of Transportation Statistics
 Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
 United States House of Representatives
 United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 United States Senate
 United States Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

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Virginia Associations

 Bike Virginia
Bike Virginia is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, working to make Virginia healthier, cleaner and more sustainable through cycling and walking.

 Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation catalyzes and supports local efforts to bring about patterns of growth that preserve and strengthen community vitality, as well as reduce stresses on waterways and the Bay.

 Community Transportation Association of Virginia
CTAV was formed to bring together transportation providers, agencies that use those providers, transportation vendors and any other transit concerned individuals to improve mobility for everyone.

 Southern Environmental Law Center
SELC has a history of success in protecting Virginia’s environment. Their Virginia conservation team includes nine attorneys focusing all or part of their time on the conservation needs of this state.

 TransDominion Express

A proposed passenger rail service, crossing the Commonwealth of Virginia on existing tracks using modern European-style rail cars for maximum safety and comfort. When this plan becomes reality, it will help ease highway congestion and provide new travel options for residents and visitors.

 Virginians for High Speed Rail

Virginians for High Speed Rail is a not-for-profit coalition of citizens, localities, economic development agencies, community organizations, and businesses that educate and advocate for the improvement and expansion of rail service in Virginia to achieve fast, frequent, and reliable rail service.

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National Associations

 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials advocates transportation-related policies and provides technical services to support states in their efforts to efficiently and safely move people and goods.

 American Public Transit Association APTA’s online bookstore is also worth a visit.
APTA is the leading source in advancing public transportation nationally.

 Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE)
The Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) is a clearinghouse for information in support of quality transportation choices. CFTE is committed to two main objectives: (1) defending the merits of transit and (2) equipping local leaders with the information they need to be successful with their public transportation initiatives and ballot measures.

 Community Transportation Association of America
CTAV was formed to bring together transportation providers, agencies using transit, transportation vendors and everyone who is concerned about transit to improve mobility for everyone across Virginia.

 NAPTA (National Public Transportation Advocates)
NAPTA (National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates) is a national organization representing grassroots transit coalitions, grassroots transit rider organizations and advocates that support increasing investment in public transportation.

 National Transit Institute
The mission of the National Transit Institute is to provide training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States.

 Project ACTION
This is a resource of Easter Seals and strives to bring transit, disability and consumer organizations together.

 Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor Association

The Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR) is one of five originally proposed high speed passenger rail corridors designated by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) in 1992. The corridor was designated as running from Washington, DC through Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC to Charlotte, NC with maximum speeds of 110 mph. It is part of an overall plan to extend service from the existing high speed rail on the Northeast Corridor (Boston to Washington) to points in the Southeast.

 Surface Transportation Policy Project
The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)

TCRP is a cooperative effort of three organizations: the Federal Transit Administration (FTA); the National Academies, acting through the Transportation Research Board (TRB); and the Transit Development Corporation, Inc. (TDC), a nonprofit educational and research organization with accessible publications.

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Other Websites

 Transit system websites
This links to our Virginia Transit Systems Directory, which has lists all Virginia transit systems (available to members only; password required).

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