Regional Public Transportation
Regional Mass Transit Study was completed and approved by the MPO in
May 2008. The results from this study were incorporated
into the MPOís adopted 2031 Long-Range Transportation Plan
Update which was
adopted by the MPO on August 14, 2008, and the MPOís
2035 LRTP/CMP Update which
was adopted by the MPO on July 12, 2013. The MPO's 2012 list of
priority projects, also includes two new transit projects; Broad Street Bus Rapid
Transit and the GRTC Downtown Transfer Center.
In 2011 GRTC and its consultants completed work on the GRTC
Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is designed to help transit operators
improve their efficiency and effectiveness by identifying the need and required
resources for modifying and enhancing services provided to the general public.
TDPs also provide a solid foundation for funding requests and feed directly into
the programming process. To capture the benefit of this planning tool, DRPT
requires that any public transit (bus, rail, ferry) operator receiving state
funding prepare, adopt, and submit a TDP. DRPT requires that a TDP be completed
every six years. DRPT also requires the annual submission of a letter by the
transit operator describing progress made towards implementing the TDP and any
significant changes. The planning horizon for the TDP is a minimum of six years.
Items identified by DRPT as the purpose of the TDP are as follows:
To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of
public transportation services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
To serve as a management and policy document for the transit
To maximize the investment of public funds and achieve the
greatest possible public benefit.
To provide the basis for inclusion of an operatorís capital
and operating programs in planning and programming documents such as: the
Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP), Statewide Transportation Improvement
Program (STIP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Constrained
Long- Range Plan (CLRP).
MPO is involved with various agencies, jurisdictions, and organizations
providing technical assistance and participation in various public
transportation services studies, advisory groups and committees, and other
activities supporting the development of public transportation services in the
Regional Mass Transit Study 2008
Public Transportation for the Elderly, Disabled and Low-Income: Phase I
-Needs Assessment Report 2006
Richmond Rail Transit Study Feasibility Final Report
Passenger Rail Study
Southeast High Speed
Air Quality |
Transportation Systems |
Long-Range Transportation Plan
Socioeconomic Data |
Title VI |
Transportation Improvement Program |
Unified Work Program