DRPT is involved in many transportation projects throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Below are key projects for Rail, Public Transportation, and Commuter Services. For questions or additional information regarding these projects, please contact us using our Contact Us form.

On August 23, 2000, Executive Order 71 (00) was signed by  Governor Jim Gilmore to increase use of public transportation by state employees  in the northern part of Virginia.

Commuter Choice
On August 23, 2000, Executive Order 71 (00) was signed by Governor Jim Gilmore to increase use of public transportation by state employees in the northern part of Virginia.
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On April 2, 2002 DRPT rolled out an initiative to make it easier for Northern Virginian commuters to take advantage of the myriad of mass transportation choices available in the metropolitan D.C. area.

Commuter Store
On April 2, 2002 DRPT rolled out an initiative to make it easier for Northern Virginian commuters to take advantage of the myriad of mass transportation choices available in the metropolitan D.C. area.
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The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in cooperation with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), is working to construct a 23.1-mile extension of Metrorail in the rapidly growing Dulles Corridor in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Virginia.

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in cooperation with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), is planning to construct a 23.1-mile transit system in the rapidly growing Dulles Corridor in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Virginia.
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Norfolk Light Rail Transit is a $230 million project proposed to extend 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center through downtown Norfolk along the I-264 corridor to Newtown Road within the city of Norfolk. The project sponsor is Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), the region’s transit provider headquartered in Hampton, VA.

Norfolk Light Rail
Norfolk Light Rail Transit is a $230 million project proposed to extend 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center through downtown Norfolk along the I-264 corridor to Newtown Road within the city of Norfolk. The project sponsor is Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), the region’s transit provider headquartered in Hampton, VA.
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Governor Mark R. Warner signed legislation creating the Rail Enhancement Fund  on July 1, 2005, the first dedicated 	revenue stream for investment in rail infrastructure in Virginia’s history.

Rail Enhancement Fund
Governor Mark R. Warner signed legislation creating the Rail Enhancement Fund on July 1, 2005, the first dedicated revenue stream for investment in rail infrastructure in Virginia’s history.
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Governor Mark R. Warner signed legislation creating the Rail Enhancement Fund  on July 1, 2005, the first dedicated 	revenue stream for investment in rail infrastructure in Virginia’s history.
Roanoke Region Intermodal Facility
Roanoke Regional Intermodal Facility Site Proposals and Public Comments


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The Richmond/Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Study will investigate a program of rail improvements or new rail that would be necessary to accommodate frequent passenger trains through the Richmond/Hampton Roads study area.

Richmond / Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Study
The Richmond/Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Study will investigate a program of rail improvements or new rail that would be necessary to accommodate frequent passenger trains through the Richmond/Hampton Roads study area.
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DRPT has been working with North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to identify potential high-speed rail corridors through the southeast. Virginia and North Carolina legislatures have established a High Speed Rail Commission and an Interstate Rail Compact.

Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor
DRPT has been working with North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to identify potential high-speed rail corridors through the southeast. Virginia and North Carolina legislatures have established a High Speed Rail Commission and an Interstate Rail Compact.
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Telework!Va is the primary resource for businesses, individuals and government agencies to start or expand a telework program in Virginia.

Telework!Va
Telework!Va is the primary resource for businesses, individuals and government agencies to start or expand a telework program in Virginia.
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DRPT has studied and confirmed the feasibility of passenger rail service from Bristol to Richmond and Washington, DC. The proposed service would feature two daily roundtrips.

TransDominion Express
DRPT has studied and confirmed the feasibility of passenger rail service from Bristol to Richmond and Washington, DC. The proposed service would feature two daily roundtrips.
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DRPT has recommended a ten-year $370 million rail improvement program along this corridor that includes a proposal for a parallel, third main line track over most of the corridor and identifies other track and signal improvements to increase railroad capacity and maximum speeds for both freight and passenger rail operations.

Washington DC to Richmond Corridor
DRPT has recommended a ten-year $370 million rail improvement program along this corridor that includes a proposal for a parallel, third main line track over most of the corridor and identifies other track and signal improvements to increase railroad capacity and maximum speeds for both freight and passenger rail operations.
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