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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Regional Public Transportation

The MPO Regional Mass Transit Study was completed and approved by the MPO in May 2008. The results from this study were incorporated into the MPOís adopted 2031 Long-Range Transportation Plan Update which was adopted by the MPO on August 14, 2008, and the MPOís 2035 LRTP/CMP Update which was adopted by the MPO on July 12, 2013. The MPO's 2012 list of regional priority projects, also includes two new transit projects; Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit and the GRTC Downtown Transfer Center.

In 2011 GRTC and its consultants completed work on the GRTC Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is designed to help transit operators improve their efficiency and effectiveness by identifying the need and required resources for modifying and enhancing services provided to the general public. TDPs also provide a solid foundation for funding requests and feed directly into the programming process. To capture the benefit of this planning tool, DRPT requires that any public transit (bus, rail, ferry) operator receiving state funding prepare, adopt, and submit a TDP. DRPT requires that a TDP be completed every six years. DRPT also requires the annual submission of a letter by the transit operator describing progress made towards implementing the TDP and any significant changes. The planning horizon for the TDP is a minimum of six years. Items identified by DRPT as the purpose of the TDP are as  follows:

  • To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public transportation services in  the Commonwealth of  Virginia.

  • To serve as a management and policy document for the transit operators.

  • To maximize the investment of public funds and achieve the greatest possible public benefit.

  • To provide the basis for inclusion of an operatorís capital and operating programs in planning and programming documents such as: the Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP), Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Constrained Long- Range Plan (CLRP).

The MPO is involved with various agencies, jurisdictions, and organizations providing technical assistance and participation in various public transportation services studies, advisory groups and committees, and other activities supporting the development of public transportation services in the region.



Regional Mass Transit Study 2008

Public Transportation for the Elderly, Disabled and Low-Income:  Phase I -Needs Assessment Report 2006

Richmond Rail Transit Study Feasibility Final Report 2003


Richmond/Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Study

Southeast High Speed Rail Initiative



Air Quality | Bicycle/Ped | Citizen Participation | Congestion Management

Elderly/Disability/Low-Income | Intelligent Transportation Systems | Intermodal | Public Transportation

Long-Range Transportation Plan | Socioeconomic Data | Title VI | Transportation Database/GIS

Transportation Improvement Program | Unified Work Program





Richmond Regional Planning District Commission | 9211 Forest Hill Avenue | Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235 | (804) 323-2033

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