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: Kelsey Webb
804-786-6793
kelsey.webb@drpt.virginia.gov

2017

 June 28, 2017

  DRPT to Allow for Public Comments at Next CAC Meeting

  June 20, 2017

  DRPT to Convene Second CAC Meeting

  June 20, 2017

  Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves Six-Year Improvement Plan

  June 5, 2017

  Amtrak to Operate Qualifying Trains for New Roanoke Service

  May 17, 2017                                                                                                                                                             DRPT to Convene Town of Ashland/Hanover County Area Community Advisory Committee (May 22, 2017-6pm)

  May 15, 2017
  Virginia Celebrates Bike To Work Week May 15-19, 2017

  February 27, 2017
  Telework Week is March 6-10, 2017

2016

  September 12, 2016
  DRPT Submits Request for Proposal for Rail Consultants

  September 7, 2016
  Eighth Annual Try Transit Week September 19 - 23

  August 12, 2016
  DRPT Director Named WTS Woman of the Year

  June 30, 2016
  DRPT Welcomes New Chief of Public Transportation
  
  June 29, 2016
  Commuters Advised to Telework During SafeTrack

  June 1, 2016
  Virginia’s Transit and Transportation Demand Management Communities Reduce the Commonwealth’s “Drive Alone” Rate by 6%

  May 20, 2016
  Public Input Sought to Shape a Coordinated Future Vision for Expansion and Enhancements to Public Transit Throughout the Greater Richmond Region

  March 25, 2016
  DRPT Director Recognized Among Top Ten Women to Watch in Transportation

  February 29, 2016
  Virginia Telework Week March 7-11

  February 9, 2016
  Public Input Sought to Shape a Coordinated Future Vision for Expansion and Enhancements to Public Transit Throughout the Greater Richmond Region

  January 26, 2016
  Mark Center Bus Routes to Start February 1

 

2015

   December 21, 2015
   New Chief of Policy, Communications and Legislative Affairs Named at DRPT

   December 7, 2015
   New Chief of Rail Named at DRPT

   November 24, 2014
   DRPT and FRA to Host Public Meetings to Present Alternatives for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast
   High Speed Rail Project

   October 14, 2015
   Public Input Sought to Shape a Coordinated Future Vision for Expansion and Enhancements to Public Transit
   Throughout the Greater Richmond Region

   September 23, 2015
   New Director of Engineering and Project Oversight Named at DRPT

   September 18, 2015
    Southeast Corridor Receives Key Approval

   September 2, 2015
   Seventh Annual Try Transit Week to Take Place September 21 - 25

   August 24, 2015
   Amtrak Announces New Weekday Morning Departure Time for Norfolk Service

   August 4, 2015
   Amtrak Offering Walk-Up Bike Service for Travel to Richmond

   July 24, 2015
   DRPT announces Kevin Page’s new role at HRTAC

   June 19, 2015
   New Rail Program Administrator Named at DRPT

   June 17, 2015
   Governor McAuliffe Announces New Data-Driven Scoring Process to Fund the Right Transportation Projects in
    Virginia

   May 19, 2015
   DRPT and FRA to Host Public Information Meetings to Discuss the Alternatives Development Process for
    the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Project

 

2014

December 5, 2014
DRPT Announces New Hires, Organizational Changes at Agency

November 12, 2014
Construction Begins for Amtrak Service to Roanoke

October 22, 2014
DRPT and FRA to Host Public Meetings to Discuss Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail

September 22, 2014
Revised Draft Transportation Program Released for Public Review

September 17, 2014
New Public Meetings Announced for Route 1 Multimodal Transportation Alternatives Analysis

September 9, 2014
Commonwealth of Virginia to Receive $39.9 Million in Federal TIGER Grants

August 28, 2014
Sixth Try Transit Week to Take Place September 15 - 19

June 18, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces $13.1 Billion In Transportation Improvements Across The State

April 24, 2014
City of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia Request Federal Grant to Advance Richmond Bus Rapid Transit System

April 17, 2014
Commonwealth Transportation Board Releases Draft Six-Year Improvement Program For Public Review

April 14, 2014
95 Express Lanes Educational Campaign Kicks Off Today

March 7, 2014 
Public Meeting Scheduled for Route 1 Multimodal Transportation Alternatives Analysis

January 9, 2014
Governor McDonnell Announces Signed Agreement to Extend Amtrak Virginia Service to Roanoke

 

2013

November 25, 2013
JAUNT Provides New Service Due to Additional Funding

November 25, 2013
DRPT Encourages Public Input on Super NoVa Transit & TDM Draft Action Plan

October 16, 2013
TSDAC and DRPT Release Draft Capital Allocation Using a Tiered Approach Report

September 25, 2013
First Public Meeting Announced for Route 1 Multimodal Transportation Alternatives Analysis

September 6, 2013
Route 1 Multimodal Transportation Alternatives Analysis Team Launches Public Outreach Program

August 16, 2014
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Releases Draft Performance-Based Operating Assistance Allocation Methodology Report

August 9, 2014
Governor Bob McDonnell Announces Extension of Amtrak Service to Roanoke

August 6, 2013
Governor Bob McDonnell Announces Amtrak and Virginia Reach Agreement for New Era in Passenger Rail

July 31, 2013
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Releases Draft Virginia Statewide Rail Plan for Public Review and Comment

July 9, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Development of the Super NoVa Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Action Plan

June 27, 2013
Joint Statement of Governor McDonnell, Governor O'Malley and Mayor Gray on Momentum

June 19, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces $17.6 Billion Approved for Transportation Improvements, Including New Funding Sources for Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads

June 10, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Launches Route 1 Multimodal Transportation Alternatives Analysis

May 9, 2013
Public Input Sought on Upcoming Draft DRPT Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program

April 23, 2013
Governor McDonnell Congratulates MWAA on Receipt of Bids for Phase II of the Dulles Metrorail Extension Project

April 3, 2013
Governor Bob McDonnells Legislative and Budget Amendments Receive Broad Bipartisan Support in Reconvened Session

February 23, 2013
Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on General Assembly Passage of Historic Transportation Legislation

January 29, 2013
Governor McDonnell Launches "Virginia's Road to the Future" Website

January 24, 2013
Governor McDonnell Highlights Positive Local Impact of Passing Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Roanoke

January 24, 2013
Governor McDonnell Visits Fairfax to Highlight Positive Local Impact of Passing Comprehensive Transportation Plan

January 24, 2013
Governor McDonnell Visits Newport News to Highlight Positive Local Impact of Passing Comprehensive Transportation Plan

January 24, 2013
Southeast Speed High Speed Rail Project Update Meeting

January 22, 2013
McDonnell Releases Proposed Transportation Project List for "Virginia's Road to the Future"

January 8, 2013
Governor McDonnell Proposes Major Transportation Funding Overhaul to Inject $3.1 Billion into Virginia's Highways, Rail and Transit Systems in Next 5 Years

 

For press releases prior to January 1, 2013, please email drptpr@drpt.virginia.gov

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