Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Legislative Updates

In addition to furthering its own legislative initiatives, DRPT monitors agency and industry-related legislation as well as the Governor's Budget and proposed budget amendments throughout each General Assembly Session. 

2017 Virginia General Assembly

Legislative priorities for DRPT and the Secretary of Transportation for the 2017 General Assembly include:

  • Creation of the Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact: (SB 1251/HB 2136)
  • Adoption of the Governor's Proposed Budget for the 2016-2018 Biennium: (HB 1500/SB 900)

DRPT may receive requests from the General Assembly to conduct transportation-related studies and reports. Below, please find a copy of our 2016 studies and reports:

How Virginia is Using Transit and TDM to address Highway Congestion and SOV Travel

The Virginia Railway Express 2040 System Plan Review Report

2016 Bedford, VA Intercity Passenger Rail Service Study

2016 Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund Report

HB 1359- Transit Capital Project Revenue Advisory Board Interim Report to the Virginia General Assembly

To view reports and studies from past years, please follow this link

DRPT may also contribute to reports submitted by the Secretary of Transportation.  For a list of those reports, please follow this link.  

Should you have any questions or comments about DRPT's legislative initiatives, please contact:

Chris Smith
Director of Policy, Communications and Legislative Affairs


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