What Transit Means to Virginia

Virginia Resources

Transit's Value to Virginia
2018 Transit Capital Video
Who’s my Legislator?
Citizen's Guide to the General Assembly by VPAP

Virginia Governmental Links

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
Virginia Almanac

Federal Governmental Links

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

Virginia Transportation 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.
Virginians for High Speed Rail:VHSR 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.

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.
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 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.

Other Websites

Busing on the Lookout Resource Overview
Our Transit system members

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