Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Reference Materials

2019 DRPT Rail Workshop
The workshop included presentations on existing DRPT rail projects and programs; detailed handouts outlining DRPT grant programs and policies; and boards used for interactive workshops. 

DRPT Rail Database
DRPT's first unified database contains attributes such as rail lines, passenger stations, switches, yards and crossings, among others.

Rail Crossing Locator
The Federal Railroad Administration has developed a useful application for your smartphone to find out more information about railroad grade crossings in your area. The Rail Crossing Locator displays every grade crossing in the U.S. and contains useful information, such as accident reports and details about the trains that use the crossing. 

Please note that while DRPT supports projects to improve grade crossing safety in Virginia, complaints about blocked or unsafe grade crossings must be made to the Virginia State Corporation Commission, Division of Utility and Railroad Safety.  They can be contacted at 804-371-9947 or

Reports about blocked crossings may also be sent to the Federal Railroad Administration.  

DRPT is partnering with VDOT and other stakeholders to develop the Virginia Highway-Rail Grade Crossing State Action Plan in compliance with a new federal regulation. 

Statewide Rail Studies
Virginia Statewide Rail Plan
Intercity Passenger Rail Station Policy Guide
2017 Virginia Statewide Rail Plan
Virginia Rail Map (front) (back)
2013 Virginia Statewide Rail Plan and Resource Allocation Plan

Corridor Studies
2019 Washington, D.C. to Richmond Record of Decision
2019 Long Bridge Draft Environmental Impact Statement
2012 Richmond to Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement
2012 Southeast High Speed Rail Recommendation Report: Tier II Richmond to Raleigh
2010 Southeast High Speed Rail Recommendation Report: Tier I Washington, DC to Charlotte
Lynchburg to Roanoke Passenger Rail Extension Capacity Study
2010 Roanoke Amtrak Connector Study
2010 Feasibility Plan for Maximum Truck to Rail Diversion in Virginia's I-81 Corridor

Legislative Reports and Other Reports
2019 Annual Report on the Uses of the IPROC Fund
2018 Annual Report on the Uses of the IPROC Fund
2017 Review of the Costs and Funding Sources for a Potential Richmond to Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Study
2016 Bedford, VA Intercity Passenger Rail Service Study
2016 The Virginia Railway Express 2040 System Plan Review Report
2011 Report on the Progress in Implementing Rail Improvements to the Fredericksburg Rail Yard to Reduce Dwell Times of Hazardous Material Shipments
2010 Funding Strategies for State Sponsored Intercity and High Speed Passenger Rail, Senate Document No. 63

Partner Reports
Virginia Surface Transportation Plan VTrans 2045


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