Studies & Reports

How the Commonwealth Is Using Transit and Transportation Demand Management to Reduce Congestion and Use of Single-Occupant Vehicles

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Description

DRPT is the state’s lead agency on providing financial assistance to promote transit and transportation demand management throughout Virginia. Fiscal Year 2018 was an exciting and productive year for transit and transportation demand management in Virginia. The partnership between DRPT and VDOT has led to SMART SCALE and toll revenues continuing to provide new streams of revenues for the expansion of transit services throughout the Commonwealth, especially in Northern Virginia.

Full Report


Process

The Secretary, in consultation and cooperation with the Commissioner of Highways and the Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, shall annually, not later than November 1, submit to the General Assembly a report on actions taken by the Commonwealth, local governments, and regional transportation authorities to (i) increase transit use and (ii) reduce highway congestion and use of single-occupant vehicles through programs and initiatives involving transportation demand management, transit use, telecommuting, carpooling, construction of commuter parking facilities, use of flexible work hours, and telecommunications technology.


Outcome

Without question, as the Commonwealth’s population continues to grow with more individuals needing transportation options, transit, vanpooling, carpooling, telework, and other transportation demand management services will play a significant role in helping meet the demands and needs of Virginians while reducing congestion and the number of single-occupant vehicle trips as well as increasing the use of transit.