Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board

Planning Process

By law, the CTB participates in the planning of transportation projects in Virginia. The planning process is usually defined by the type of transportation project being planned and the source of its funding.

The Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) adopted by the CTB identifies and allocates funding to transportation programs and prioritized projects. Funding includes state, federal, local, bond proceeds, and other sources.

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) identifies and documents the planned obligation of federal transportation funding for individual projects. The STIP includes projects that will use Federal transportation funding, or require approval from either the Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration.

VTrans is Virginia’s multimodal surface transportation plan. VTrans is prepared for the CTB by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI). VTrans establishes the overarching vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth and plans to achieve those goals.

About CTB Funding

The Commonwealth Transportation Fund receives dedicated state and federal revenues, bond proceeds, local and regional sources, and other revenues. The adopted budget of the CTB of the CTB for the Commonwealth Transportation Fund includes the Transportation Trust Fund distribution to each of the modes: highways, transit, rail, ports and airports.

Components of the Commonwealth Transportation Fund are provided to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Virginia Department of Aviation. Each agency uses these resources to accomplish their mission.

Last updated: May 14, 2024

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