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RRTPO Snapshots

This section will be periodically updated to highlight particular work products of the RRTPO that may be useful for the public and help to provide more understanding of the work we do and its impacts to the residents of the Richmond Region.

Richmond region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan, ConnectRVA 2045 was adopted by the RRTPO Policy Board in October 2021. The plan guides the Richmond region’s multi-modal transportation infrastructure investments over the next 23 years. The plan addresses major issues that needs to be addressed in the long-term for all modes of travel including transit, highways, bicycles, pedestrians, and freight.

The purpose of BikePedRVA 2045 is to update the 2004 Richmond Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, document the progress that has been made in the past 16 years, and forecast a vision for the next 25 years. This plan has been prepared in coordination with the ConnectRVA 2045 long-range transportation plan, and was adopted by the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) Policy Board on May 5, 2022.

The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) and PlanRVA fully comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, executive orders, and regulations in all programs and activities. The RRTPO and PlanRVA are guided by federal Title VI and Environmental Justice (EJ) mandates and operate without regard to race, color, national origin, income, gender, age, and disability. The purpose of this Title VI plan is to assure compliance in our federally funded urban transportation and other planning programs and to demonstrate RRTPO and PlanRVA’s commitment to nondiscrimination. In this plan, you’ll find a brief discussion of Title VI as well as the concepts of Environmental Justice (EJ) and Limited English Proficiency (LEP).



This purpose of the I-95/Richmond Marine Terminal/Commerce Corridor Access Study was to identify cost-effective short- and long-term improvements to enhance safety and improve access to industrial land uses. This study was led by Michael Baker International and commissioned by the Virginia Department of Transportation, in collaboration with PlanRVA and The Port of Virginia, to identify and develop transportation solutions to access and safety challenges in the area surrounding the I-95 Bells Road Interchange and Commerce Road. This effort builds from previous work such as the Commerce Corridor Study Implementation Plan and Technical Report. Conceptual recommendations from that report are evaluated and expanded upon here to provide more project development detail.


The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) completed the Greater RVA Transit Vision Plan (transit2040) in February 2017.

View the Greater RVA Transit Vision Plan Phase II Executive Summary Story Map.

As Henrico County continues to experience growth and redevelopment along the Broad Street corridor, there is increasing interest in a Pulse BRT extension westward from its current western terminus at Willow Lawn. The 2017 Greater RVA Transit Vision Plan identified an extension of the Pulse to Short Pump as a logical extension to pursue based on ridership projections and the transit-supportive characteristics of the corridor.

GRTC and PlanRVA are developing a preliminary West BRT Corridor Analysis that would help inform more detailed studies to eventually expand this route and enhance this important transit corridor.

On August 24, 2021, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conducted the certification review of the transportation planning process for the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) urbanized area. FHWA and FTA are required to jointly review and evaluate the transportation planning process for each urbanized area over 200,000 in population at least every four years to determine if the process meets the Federal planning requirements. The review found that the metropolitan transportation planning process conducted in the RRTPO area meets Federal planning requirements and received eight commendations on exemplary techniques and approaches to fulfilling federal transportation planning requirements.

The Richmond Regional Transportation Safety Plan is based on the vision of Toward Zero Deaths which has been adopted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 2017-2021 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) prioritizes a safe system approach based on successful Vision Zero efforts in Europe. Implementation of the SHSP involves the 5Es of highway safety: Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Emergency Response and Medical Services, and Everyone.

While the SHSP outlines an overarching statewide approach the Richmond Regional Transportation Safety Plan addresses the issues specific to the region and local jurisdictions. The plan outlines the primary factors preventing people from arriving safely at their destinations a long with locations where safety improvements could make a difference. Regional safety trends, crash characteristics, crash locations, and next steps are outlined in the plan.



PlanRVA GeoHub - PlanRVA is the one (and only) organization where representatives from each of the Richmond Region's nine localities can come together to analyze, plan, consult and collaborate on issues and opportunities that impact every citizen and every community. You may explore this platform for the GIS data, maps and applications pertaining to this mission.

The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) in partnership with the National Park Service's Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance program and Richmond area partner locations are working on a complimentary route to Fall Line to interpret the history of the Ashland Trolley Line. View the Trolley Line Trail History story map.