Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

TRIP - Transit Ridership Incentive Program






Program Overview:

The Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP) is a new statewide grant program dedicated to improving transit’s regional connectivity in urban areas with a population in excess of 100,000 and reducing barriers to transit use by supporting low income and zero fare programming.  The TRIP program was created by the passing of House Bill 1414 in the 2020 General Assembly session. 

Before applying for TRIP funds, please carefully review the provided information below.

Application Timeline

The application period is open from August 1, to September 17, 2021. Interested grantees should submit a fillable application to OLGA by September 18. Additionally, please submit all available supporting documentation (relevant local/planning documents, ridership reports, and additional evidence of need). Interested parties have until October 1, to submit applicable letters of support and board approvals. Please review the application guidelines to learn more about additional documentation and the application process.

Application Resources
TRIP- Zero Fare and Low Income Application 
TRIP- Regional Connectivity Application 
TRIP- Application Guidelines 
TRIP- Application FAQs- updated weekly 

Supplemental Resources:
November 18, 2020, Webinar Recording
November 18, 2020, Presentation
RFI PDF Fillable Form  
Pre-Application Webinar Recording 
Pre-Application Presentation 

Contact Us:
Lauren Fishbein
Statewide Program Manager


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