Studies & Reports
Fiscal Year 2022 Agency Report
Fiscal Year 2022 marked a period of rebound for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation after challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ridership in Virginia declined 61 percent between FY20 and FY21. While ridership has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels, it has rebounded — a 56 percent increase in FY22 compared to the prior fiscal year. The Virginia Breeze intercity bus service launched a new route, and all four routes have posted record ridership. People began using commuter services again as workers returned to offices. The agency received a record number of Rail Industrial Access grant applications, demonstrating an interest from businesses in using the Commonwealth's resilient rail network to transport goods.