Rural Transportation Planning Program

In July of 2006, the Virginia Department of Transportation instituted a new initiative for the Rural Transportation Planning Program. This new initiative was aimed at creating regional transportation plans in rural areas that compliment those in the metropolitan areas of the state.

By 2011 these rural transportation plans had been composed and approved by Virginia's Planning District Commissions. Background on this effort can be seen here.

The transportation projects in the approved Rural Plan can be seen on this Interactive Google Map.

U.S. Route 58 Study/Arterial Management Plan

2016 Rural Transportation & Virginia HB2

On March 24, 2016, the Crater PDC briefed its local Planning Directors on potential funding opportunities for rural transportation projects under Virginia HB2. Presentations from that meeting are here:

2015 Priority Letter/List

2014 Priority Letter/List

2012 Rural Transportation Planning Efforts

Field Trips
Between April and August, field trips were conducted in each rural jurisdiction. Most project sites were visited and comments were collected. A draft version of those comments is available.

With the field trips completed, rural transportation planning has now shifted to the prioritization phase. In the coming months, the Crater PDC will be analyzing and prioritizing the approved projects listed in the plan.

Plan Information
The consulting firm of VHB produced a plan that was approved by the Crater PDC on October 13, 2011. A final printed version of the plan can be seen on VDOT's website. Details from the plan that have been approved can be seen in the following links. Other relevant information is also available.

Spreadsheet of All Approved Projects

Rural Technical Committee Members

Project Maps for Each Locality
Prioritization Examples
Final Approved Plan

Google Web Map

Field Trip Comments

For more information concerning the Crater Rural Transportation Planning Program, please contact Director of Planning & Information Technology Mark Bittner at (804) 861-1666.