Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

State Management Plan

Public Comment Period Open Through March 31, 2020

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation draft State Management Plan (SMP) or administering federal funds, and the document is available for public comment through March 31.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires DRPT to develop and maintain a SMP for its federally funded grant programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This SMP covers the FTA Sections 5310, 5311, and 5339 programs in a single reference document. The SMP is a comprehensive and coordinated document used by DRPT, its subrecipients, and the FTA. Further, the SMP includes DRPT’s policies, procedures, and administrative requirements.

While the SMP is always available for review on DRPT’s website, and DRPT accepts proposed changes and edits at any time, a public comment period is required after significant changes. Because DRPT has made changes within each section and has combined all of its SMPs into one reference document, public comment is now required.


Regardless of whether an agency intends to provide input, each subrecipient under FTA Sections 5310, 5311, and 5339 should be familiar with the contents of the SMP and ensure that federally funded programs adhere to it.

Comments, changes, and edits on the revised SMP will be accepted by email to neil.sherman@drpt.virginia.gov or in writing to Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Attention: Neil Sherman, Director of Statewide Transit Programs, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.

A copy of the draft plan for comment can be found online here: http://www.drpt.virginia.gov/media/3056/state-management-plans-combined-draft.pdf

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