Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Press Releases

Welcome to the DRPT Press Room. Here you will find recent news, announcements, and publications as well as other information to help you better understand DRPT and how we are working to provide more transportation choices in Virginia.

Media Contact/Inquiries 
Haley Glynn


August 5, 2021
Virginia offers One-Time Relief Funding Opportunity for Intercity Bus Providers

July 23, 2021
Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves Rail Industrial Access Grant to Norfolk Terminal, LP and Policy for Program to Incentivize Transit Ridership

June 28, 2021
Bay Transit and Mountain Empire Older Citizens Pilot the Virginia Microtransit Deployment Initiative

June 24, 2021
Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves FY22 SYIP

May 17, 2021
VDOT/DRPT and DCR are seeking public input on Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail Project

May 17, 2021
Virginia Celebrates Bike to Work Week, May 17-21

May 5, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to Expand Passenger Rail to Southwest Virginia

April 28, 2021
Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional Trains for Service to Virginia 

April 8, 2021
Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Appoints Executive Director, Marking key step for Transforming Rail in Virginia Initiative 

March 30, 2021
U.S. Transportation Secretary Joins Governor Northam to Announce Major Milestone for Transforming Rail in Virginia, Highlight American Rescue Plan 

February 4, 2021
DRPT and VRE's Rail Industry Day Goes Virtual

January 26, 2021
FTA Awards Virginia with COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant 


December 21, 2020
Public Invited to Provide Input on I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and TDM Recommendations 

December 17, 2020
Virginia Transportation Leaders honored by VTA with Distinguished Leadership Awards

November 24, 2020
Learn About Agency Projects, Initiatives at Northern Virginia Joint Transportation Meeting  

November 2, 2020
Federal Railroad Administration awards Virginia $14.42 Million for Newington Road Bridge in Fairfax County  

October 16, 2020
Virginia's Intercity Bus Service Honored with APA Virginia Commonwealth Connectors Award

October 5, 2020
Virginia Celebrates Transit Appreciation Month this October with Transit Agencies Across the Commonwealth 

September 18, 2020
Governor Northam Signs Hampton Roads Transportation Funding Law, Welcomes New Electric Transit Buses 

September 3, 2020
Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone 

August 6, 2020
Hampton Roads Transit Adopts New Safety Plan

July 27, 2020
Virginia Breeze Intercity Bus Service Resumes

June 16, 2020
Virginia Awarded $239,000 in FTA Innovation Grants 

June 11, 2020
DRPT Distributes Face Coverings to Small VA. Transit Agencies 

May 15, 2020
DRPT Approves First Urban Transit Strategic Plan Adopted under New MERIT Program

April 27, 2020
CTB Allocates Federal CARES Act Funding to Public Transit Agencies Across Virginia 

April 8, 2020
Virginia Breeze Suspends Service Effective April 10

April 2, 2020
Virginia Breeze announces service changes and guidance for riders 

March 17, 2020
Commonwealth Transportation Board Makes $11 million in Additional Operating Assistance Available to Virginia Public Transportation Agencies

February 26, 2020
March 2-6 Marks the 10th Annual Telework Week in Virginia

February 25, 2020
DRPT State Management Plan Update - Public Comment period open through March 31

January 28, 2020
Reminder: FY 2021 DRPT grant applications due Monday, February 3rd

January 9, 2020
DRPT Rail Industry Day Friday, January 24 from 10 -12:30, Alexandria


December 19, 2019
Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Agreement

December 16, 2019
DRPT Announces Virginia Breeze Route Expansions and Second Anniversary Sweepstakes

October 17, 2019
Commonwealth Transportation Board Advances 31 I-81 Corridor Improvement Program Projects

October 1, 2019
October is Passenger Rail Month in Virginia

September 30, 2019
Commonwealth Transportation Board Invites Public Feedback on Transportation Programs Throughout Virginia

September 27, 2019
Public Feedback Invited on Interstate 95 Corridor Improvement Study

September 27, 2019
Public Invited to Attend Second Interstate 81 Advisory Committee Meeting

September 18, 2019
Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves Funding to Accelerate Highway Safety Initiatives, Authorizes Partnership Agreement on Route 28/Dulles Toll Road Study

September 17, 2019
Commonwealth Commemorates 10 Years of Virginia-Sponsored Passenger Rail Service

September 12, 2019
Virginia's Try Transit Week Set for September 16-20

September 10, 2019
Virginia Receives Green Light From FRA to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

August 20, 2019
Virginia Honored with Two America's Transportation Awards for the Pulse Bus Rapid Transit Project, New Towing Response Program

July 10, 2019
Public Feedback Invited on Interstate 95 Corridor Improvement Study

July 10, 2019
Summer Travel Season Underway, Passenger Rail Ridership in Virginia Soars

June 25, 2019
Greater Washington Partnership Celebrates Richmond's Transit Success

June 24, 2019
Governor Northam Announces Dedication of Over $12 Million for Electric Transit Buses

June 6, 2019
Virginia, Hampton Roads Transit to explore using autonomous buses

May 9, 2019
Virginia Celebrates Bike to Work Week May 13-17

April 30, 2019
Calling All Virginians Aboard

April 25, 2019
Commute!VA Launched to Help Virginians Find Commute Options and Earn Rewards

March 5, 2019
DRPT to Host Public and Stakeholder Meetings To Identify Unmet Intercity Bus Needs: March 27, 28

March 4, 2019
Virginia Launches Additional Amtrak Service to Norfolk

February 27, 2019
March 4-8 is Telework Week in Virginia

January 18, 2019
Additional Amtrak Service to Norfolk Begins March 4th


December 5, 2018
The Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves Rail Industrial Access Grant

November 30, 2018
On-Line Grant Applications for Rail, Public Transportation, and TDM Open Monday, December 3rd

November 20, 2018
Virginia Breeze Adds New Weekend Service 

October 31, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Virginia Investment in Electric Transit

October 30, 2018
The Commonwealth Transportation Board Announces Innovation Summit, Start of VTrans Update

October 2, 2018
2018 Transit and Mobility Programs Grants Workshops

September 11, 2018
Virginia's 10th Annual Try Transit Week Set for September 17th-21st

August 29, 2018
DRPT and Amtrak Added as Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Sponsor

June 28, 2018
Commonwealth Announces Grand Opening of Staples Mill Parking Project

June 21, 2018
DRPT Six-Year Improvement Program, Budget Approved at June Commonwealth Transportation Board Meeting

June 15, 2018
TransAM Guidance and Updates

June 14, 2018
Please Join Us June 28 at 10:00 AM to Celebrate the Completion of the Amtrak Staples Mill Parking Lot Expansion Project

May 15, 2108
Bikes on Train Now Available at Richmond Main Street Station

May 10, 2018
Virginia Celebrates Bike to Work Week May 14-18

April 19, 2018
Agency Partnership Recognized, Contracts Awarded at April Commonwealth Transportation Board Meeting

April 6, 2018
Federal Transit Administration Certifies Virginia’s State Safety Oversight Program for The Tide Light Rail System

April 5, 2018
Two Virginia Public Transit Agencies and WMATA to Receive $8.6 Million in Competitive Federal Grants

March 27, 2018
2018 Spring SYIP Hearings

March 9, 2018
Open House with Department of Rail and Public Transportation Procurement Department

February 26, 2018
Telework Week in Virginia Set for March 5-9th

January 16, 2018
Amtrak Adds Additional Parking at Staples Mill Station




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