Studies & Reports
Virginia Transit Equity and Modernization Study
The 2021 General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 542, directing DRPT to complete a needs assessment focusing on the equitable delivery of transportation services and modernization of transit in the Commonwealth. The two-year study looked at topics such as transit, accessibility, technology, electrification, safety, engagement, representation, and infrastructure. The study also had a specific focus on service and engagement opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities.
Final Report Executive Summary
The study’s Action Plan identifies 29 recommendations that serve as a roadmap to direct subsequent efforts — by both DRPT and local transit agencies. The Action Plan recommendations were developed through consultation with local transit agencies, evaluated by technical experts and industry partners, and refined during a robust public process. Final recommendations are organized by their anticipated timeline for implementation — near-, mid-, and long-term.
Final Report Public Briefing Video Recording
Final Report Public Briefing Presentation
Technical Memo Action Planning Summary
Interactive Storymap of Actions to Modernize Transit in Virginia
Interim Study Report Executive Summary
Interactive Storymap of Initial Findings and Opportunities
Baseline Conditions and Needs Assessment Technical Memo