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March 9, 2022The Latest on Frequently Asked Questions

New FAQs are added to this page regularly. Please utilize this resource to learn more about VTrans and the Growth and Accessibility Planning (GAP) Technical Assistance program.

Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, you’ll find some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about VTrans, organized by topic. Do you have a question that’s not reflected here? Please contact us for any questions.

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About VTrans

AV-01

Why do we have a Statewide Transportation Plan?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-02

What is the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-03

What modes of transportation are included in the VTrans update?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-04

How does VTrans inform the Six-Year Improvement Program or SYIP?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-05

How can I participate in the VTrans update?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-01-14
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AV-06

How do I find more information or submit comments?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-01-14
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VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey

BS-01

What is VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-02

Am I required to take the survey if I receive an invitation to participate?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-03

I want to take the survey. Can anyone take the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-04

What will my survey answers be used for?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-05

When and how will I receive the $10 for taking the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-06

What method will be utilized to select residents to partake in the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-07

Will the survey be available in other languages?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-08

Will all geographic regions have an equal opportunity to partake in the survey?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-15
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BS-09

Will my information be safe and confidential?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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BS-10

Can the 2022 VTrans Biennial Survey be taken over the phone?

Updated: 2022-06-06
Published: 2022-06-06
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VTrans Freight Element

FE-01

Why does VTrans include a Freight Element and how will it be used?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-02

What performance measures were developed to assess Freight-related Issues?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-03

How do the Freight Performance Measures relate to FHWA requirements for performance management?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-04

What are Critical Urban Freight Corridors and Critical Rural Freight Corridors, and why are they designated by the Commonwealth?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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FE-05

Will the designation of Critical Urban Freight Corridors and Critical Rural Freight Corridors impact allocation of funds in my jurisdiction?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2021-03-23
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Growth & Accessibility Planning (GAP) Technical Assistance Program

GAP-01

How can my agency apply for the GAP Technical Assistance program?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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GAP-02

Can the GAP Technical Assistance Program be used to develop alternatives for major capacity expansions, such as a new interchange or roadway alignment?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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GAP-03

Can the GAP Technical Assistance Program be used to help my locality designate an Urban Development Area (UDA)?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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GAP-04

Can the GAP Technical Assistance Progrm be used to develop a local comprehensive plan or regional long-range transportation plan?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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Long-term Risk & Opportunity Register

LT-01

What is a Risk & Opportunity Register? Why include in a planning document?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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LT-02

Why should we develop a long-term risk and opportunity register, given the uncertainty of the future?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-03

What will the development of the long-term risk and opportunity register lead to?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-04

How does the Policy for the Development and Monitoring of the VTrans Long-term Risk & Opportunity Register benefit local jurisdictions, MPOs, PDCs, and other jurisdictions?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-09-17
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LT-05

How are 'Megatrends' and 'Macrotrends' defined in the long-term risk and opportunity register?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-09-17
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LT-06

What is the difference between trends and scenarios?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-07

Will COVID-19 change your approach?

Updated: 2021-04-15
Published: 2021-04-15
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LT-09

What types of “Vulnerabilities” were assessed for Macrotrend #1: Increase in Flooding Risk?

Updated: 2021-09-17
Published: 2021-06-14
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LT-10

What method was used to identify locations vulnerable to flooding for Macrotrend #1: Increase in Flooding Risk?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-06-14
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LT-11

What is the scope and limitations of the VTrans Vulnerability Assessment undertaken for Macrotrend #1: Increase in Flooding Risk?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-06-14
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: Agency and Public Involvement

NA-01

How were the public and transportation agencies involved in the development of the policy for the identification and prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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NA-02

How was the feedback provided during the VTrans Regional Workshops used to inform the policy for the identification and prioritization of VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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NA-03

Is there a deadline for providing input on the policy for the identification and prioritization of VTrans Mid-Term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: General

NG-01

What are the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2020-05-07
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NG-02

Where can I find a complete list of the VTrans Mid-term Needs for my jurisdiction?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-05-07
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: Methodology

NM-01

What is the planning horizon for the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-05-07
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NM-02

What was the basis for identifying performance measures for the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2020-05-07
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NM-03

What does each performance measure tell us?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2019-10-11
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NM-04

How are performance measures used to identify VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-10-11
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NM-05

How are needs in rural and slow growth areas reflected in the Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-07-29
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NM-06

How does VTrans take into account changes in technology and other external factors?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-10-11
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VTrans Mid-term Needs: Prioritization Policy

NP-01

Why prioritize transportation needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-02

What is the “VTrans Multimodal Project Development Pipeline”?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-03

Will the full Mid-term Needs list still be relevant once the Needs are prioritized?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-04

Where can I find more details on the VTrans needs prioritization policy?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-05

What are Statewide Priority Locations?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-06

What are Construction District Priority Locations?

Updated: 2020-10-27
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-07

What is the difference between Statewide Priority Locations and Construction District Priority Locations?

Updated: 2021-03-23
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-08

Why do all areas or regions in the state have one weight for Statewide Priority Locations?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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NP-09

How was my feedback incorporated in the policy for the prioritization of the VTrans Mid-term Needs?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2020-10-27
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VTrans Strategic Actions

SA-01

What are the VTrans Strategic Actions?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2021-10-04
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SA-02

Why are the VTrans Strategic Actions developed and what is the intended use?

Updated: 2021-10-04
Published: 2021-10-04
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SA-03

Who will implement the VTrans Strategic Actions?

Updated: 2021-10-04
Published: 2021-10-04
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SA-04

How will the VTrans Strategic Actions be monitored and tracked?

Updated: 2021-10-04
Published: 2021-10-04
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VTrans Travel Markets

VT-01

What are Corridors of Statewide Significance?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-02

What are Regional Networks?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-03

What is the definition of Activity Centers?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-04

Regional Activity Centers are categorized as freight-dependent, local-serving, and knowledge-based – how is this determined?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-10-11
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VT-05

What are Urban Development Areas?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-06

How can I designate an Urban Development Area for inclusion in VTrans?

Updated: 2022-03-09
Published: 2019-07-26
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VT-07

The readiness status or some other information for an Industrial and Economic Development Area (IEDA) site in my locality is outdated. How can I update it?

Updated: 2020-05-07
Published: 2019-10-11
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