Who Makes Transportation Decisions?

Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB)

  • Determines priorities and funding for improvements to:
    • Interstate and primary highway systems
    • Public transportation
    • Freight and passenger rail
    • Road and rail safety projects
    • Bicycle and pedestrian facilities
    • Other transportation-related enhancements

Click here to see the current schedule of CTB meetings.

County Board of Supervisors

  • Locally elected
  • Sets priorities for improvements to the secondary highway system in their county
  • Sets priorities and provides local funding for rail, public transportation, commuter services and special transportation facilities

City or Town Council

  • Locally elected
  • Sets priorities for improvements on the urban street system within their own corporate boundaries
  • Sets priorities and provides local funding for rail, public transportation, commuter services and special transportation facilities

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

  • Consists of local officials and state representatives
  • Chooses priorities for certain federally funded projects to be included in the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Must agree to all projects in the region’s TIP no matter who initiates the project

General Assembly

  • Determines Transportation Trust Fund distribution

The use of transportation revenues is primarily directed by....

  • Code of Virginia
  • The Appropriations Act
  • Federal law
  • CTB Policy and Guidance

 

 

 

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