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 
Jessica Cowardin
PR & Marketing Specialist
804-786-6793 or 804-205-8702


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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