Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Press Releases

Welcome to the DRPT Press Room. Here you will find recent news, announcements, and publications as well as other information to help you better understand DRPT and how we are working to provide more transportation choices in Virginia.

Media Contact/Inquiries 
Amy Friedenberger, External Affairs Specialist


May 2, 2022
Virginia Celebrates Bike Month Throughout May

April 25, 2022
Virginia Breeze Intercity Bus Ridership Rebounds

March 14, 2022
DRPT Launches New Transit Recovery Campaign

March 11, 2022
DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell Steps Down, Acting Named


October 27, 2021
Introducing Transportation Navigator, the Commonwealth's One-Click Transportation Service Locator 

September 27, 2021
Virginia Launches Expanded Train Service from Downtown Richmond to D.C. on to New York and Boston

August 5, 2021
Virginia offers One-Time Relief Funding Opportunity for Intercity Bus Providers

July 23, 2021
Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves Rail Industrial Access Grant to Norfolk Terminal, LP and Policy for Program to Incentivize Transit Ridership

June 28, 2021
Bay Transit and Mountain Empire Older Citizens Pilot the Virginia Microtransit Deployment Initiative

June 24, 2021
Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves FY22 SYIP

May 17, 2021
VDOT/DRPT and DCR are seeking public input on Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail Project

May 17, 2021
Virginia Celebrates Bike to Work Week, May 17-21

May 5, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to Expand Passenger Rail to Southwest Virginia

April 28, 2021
Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional Trains for Service to Virginia 

April 8, 2021
Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Appoints Executive Director, Marking key step for Transforming Rail in Virginia Initiative 

March 30, 2021
U.S. Transportation Secretary Joins Governor Northam to Announce Major Milestone for Transforming Rail in Virginia, Highlight American Rescue Plan 

February 4, 2021
DRPT and VRE's Rail Industry Day Goes Virtual

January 26, 2021
FTA Awards Virginia with COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant 



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