Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board

CTB Policies

The general powers of the CTB are outlined in Title 33.2 of the Code of Virginia. The CTB's actions include approving transit, rail, and highway contracts of more than $5 million, the environmental planning and location of transportation projects, and naming highways and bridges. The CTB also approves strategic plans, prioritizes projects, and issues and monitors transportation debt, among other activities.

The first priority for transportation funding and activities is the maintenance of existing transportation assets to ensure the safety of the public. The CTB ensures that the Commonwealth has an efficient and cost-effective transportation system that promotes all modes of transportation, economic development, intermodal connectivity, environmental quality, accessibility for people and freight, and transportation safety.

CTB Policy Index

Under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) Policy Index was developed to provide a comprehensive guide to the roles, responsibilities, and statutory obligations and requirements of CTB members.

About the Policy Handbook

The CTB is guided in its decision making by CTB enacted policies, which can be found in the CTB Policy Handbook. The handbook is divided into three chapters:

  • Chapter 1 presents the structure, definitions, and limitations of the handbook.
  • Chapter 2 contains current policy and regulatory resolutions adopted by the CTB through September 2022. Policies are presented chronologically in subject-area categories.
  • Chapter 3 contains delegations and authorizations from the CTB to individual CTB members and VDOT or DRPT staff.

Last updated: May 31, 2024

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