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Improving connections in Virginia

DRPT’s mission is to facilitate and improve the mobility of people in Virginia and to promote the efficient movement of goods and people in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner. The agency works with rail and public transportation stakeholders to provide service to people throughout Virginia and promotes transportation options to the general public, businesses, and community decision makers. As an agency entrusted with public dollars, we seek the highest possible return on investment to maximize funding and strive to implement best practice management tools and techniques.

Primary Areas of Activity


DRPT oversees programs and initiatives that support freight investments and delivers data-driven planning recommendations and policies for both passenger and freight rail.

Public Transportation

DRPT administers public transportation funding and planning in Virginia. The transit systems include 40 bus providers as well as commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, paratransit, and ferryboat.

Commuter Programs

DRPT manages investments in local and regional commuter assistance programs that mitigate congestion, manage transportation demand, and promote and encourage the use of transit, vanpools, and carpools.