Partnership for Petersburg


Governor Youngkin launched the Partnership for Petersburg initiative with state, local, community, and faith leaders in August 2022. This partnership aims to “give the Petersburg locality full ownership of this meaningful initiative with support from Commonwealth to see it become one of the best cities to live, work, and raise a family,” according to the Governor’s Office. Learn more below about DRPT’s role in the partnership.

Petersburg Area Transit

Enhanced Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Emergency transportation services in the Petersburg region have been overwhelmed by calls for non-emergency medical trips. DRPT will work closely with Petersburg Area Transit to conduct a review of the agency’s paratransit operations to identify and address needs of the staff and residents.

The analysis will identify opportunities for Petersburg Area Transit to coordinate with the various health care establishments and emergency service providers in the Petersburg area to better promote the use of paratransit service for such trips or to reestablish a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation service. The objective of the accessibility assessment is to evaluate the potential for transit accessibility improvements to key regional destinations and identify appropriate service types to reach those areas.

Petersburg Multimodal Center and Parking Garage

The City of Petersburg was awarded $8 million in SMART SCALE funds in FY15 for the construction of a park and ride garage directly adjacent to the Petersburg Area Transit Multimodal Center. The purpose of the project was to serve local, commuter, and intercity bus passengers with access to the transit agency’s on-site bus service.

DRPT provided oversight and administration of the project. Petersburg Area Transit opened the facility to the public in October 2022.