Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

CTB Rail & Transit Subcommittee

The Commonwealth Transportation Board's Rail and Public Transportation Subcommittee meets monthly prior to the start of the full Board meeting. Members of the public can attend in person or register in advance to attend virtually. 


  • Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • Jennifer Mitchell, Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
  • Mary Hynes, Northern Virginia District
  • Stephen Johnsen, At-Large Rural
  • Ray Smoot, Salem District
  • John Malbon, Hampton Roads District

Upcoming Meetings:

October 20, 2021: 8:00 am
Meeting Agenda
In-person: VDOT Central Office HR Training Room 
Virtual: Register to attend virtually 

Past Meetings:

September 14, 2021
Meeting Agenda 
Meeting Recording 
Draft Meeting Minutes
Transit Equity and Modernization Study
Overview of Safety Responsibilities 
Rail Plan Update

July 20, 2021
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Recording 

June 22, 2021 
Meeting Recording
Approved Minutes
VPRA Org Chart 
Commonwealth Rail Fund and Freight 
Statewide Rail Plan Update 
Rail Industrial Access

January 14, 2020
Public Transportation Benefits and Capital Needs
RIA 258 Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC
Transforming Rail in Virginia
VRE Service Plan
Amtrak Service Plan

To view prior meeting materials, please click here.

To learn more about the Commonwealth Transportation Board, please visit


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