Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Six-Year Improvement Program

What is the Six-Year Improvement Program?

The Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), or Six-Year Plan, includes funding for public transportation facilities, commuter and public transportation programs, and all interstate and primary highway projects that are being studied, designed, and constructed throughout Virginia over six fiscal years. Fiscal years start on July 1 and end on June 30. The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) updates the program each year as priorities are revised, project schedules and costs change, and study results are known. VDOT releases as SYIP that contains information on all transportation project throughout the state, where DRPT's SYIP focuses on rail and public transportation projects. (What is the difference between DRPT and VDOT's process in the SYIP?) More information on VDOT's SYIP can be found here.

View the approved DRPT FY17 SYIP.

All projects in the SYIP that are eligible for federal funding will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP), which documents how Virginia will obligate its share of federal funds.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board hosted nine meetings throughout Virginia between October 2016 and January 2017 to allow the public to provide comments on transportation projects.  At those meetings, DRPT provided handouts highlighting projects in each district.




Hampton Roads


Northern Virginia 




Previous DRPT Six-Year Improvement Plans




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