Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Program Overview:

Signed into law in 2014, House Bill 2 (HB2) required that the Commonwealth Transportation Board develop and use a prioritization process to select transportation projects to be funded. SMART SCALE is the resulting program that seeks to invest limited tax dollars in projects that meet the most critical transportation needs in Virginia through a data-based prioritization process. Projects are evaluated on a uniform set of measures that are applicable statewide: Safety, Congestion Mitigation, Accessibility, Land Use, Environmental Quality, and Economic Development. SMART SCALE intends to increase transparency and encourage data-supported decisions in the selection of transportation projects. Projects that address the greatest need with the most efficient use of funds are those that score the highest in this process.


Once funded, the dashboard tracks project execution and progress by milestone. The dashboard is updated quarterly each year. Projects displayed on this document are administered by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and are not representative of all SMART SCALE projects statewide.

For more information, please visit the SMART SCALE website. For questions regarding specific projects, please contact:

Taylor Jenkins
Statewide Transit Planner

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