Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Transit Strategic Plans (TSP)

The Virginia General Assembly and DRPT require that large public transportation agencies develop a Transit Strategic Plan (TSP) to ensure that services are planned in a way that meets the mobility needs of communities throughout the state. This gives agencies an opportunity to evaluate and update their services and networks to respond to changes in demand.


The main goal of a TSP is to create a strategic blueprint outlining desired changes that will improve the provision of transit services throughout each agency’s service area within existing funding structures. This is an opportunity for each agency to look at their system as a blank slate, re-examine the priorities of stakeholders and riders, and make difficult choices concerning where and how to provide services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


Agency Size Requirements

TSPs are required for agencies that satisfy both of the following size requirement

  1. The agencies must serve an urbanized area with 50,000 people or more; and
  2. The agency must operate a fleet of 20 or more buses 

All other agencies are not required to complete a TSP however, they are required to complete a Transit Development Plan (TDP) under the Department of Rail and Public Transportation Guidelines. 

Transit Strategic Plan and Guidelines and Resources
2018 Transit Strategic Plan Guidelines

Transit Agency TSPs
Greater Lynchburg Transit Company: Transit Strategic Plan
and Appendix A  
Hampton Roads Transit    



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