Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Planning Organization


The Tri-Cities Area MPO is requesting public comments regarding its Draft FY21-26 RSTP/CMAQ Allocation Plan. The Draft FY21-26 RSTP/CMAQ Allocation Plan is a set of tables showing the proposed schedule, estimates, and draft allocations for projects selected or recommended for RSTP or CMAQ funding by the Tri-Cities Area MPO.

Draft FY21-26 RSTP/CMAQ Allocation Plan

Comments are accepted until September 3,2020. Comments can be sent to Ron Svejkovsky, MPO Director, at, or 804-861-1666.

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  • All MPO meetings are open to the public. Calendar of dates and times.
  • The Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has been formed under U.S. Code Title 23, Highways, and U.S. Code Title 49, Public Transportation by agreement between the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and units of local government in the Tri-Cities Area.  The purpose of the Tri-Cities MPO is to develop transportation plans and programs for the metropolitan area.
  • Policy Committee MPO Meetings
    • Customarily the second Thursday of each month
    • Time 4:30 PM at in PAT’s second floor meeting room (100 West Washington Street, Petersburg)
    • Meetings dates may be changed to accommodate the requirements of partner agencies (VDOT or VDRPT)
    • Meetings may be canceled because there is no business to transact
    • The scheduled MPO meetings for the remainder of this year are:
      • September 13
      • October 11
      • November 8
      • December (No Meeting)
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meetings
    • Customarily the first Friday  of each month
    • Time 10:00 AM at in the meeting room of the Colonial Heights Public Library (1000 Yacht Basin Drive Colonial Heights)
    • Meetings dates may be changed to accommodate the requirements of partner agencies (VDOT or VDRPT)
    • Meetings may be canceled because there is no business to transact
    • The scheduled MPO meetings for the remainder of this year are:
      • September 7
      • October 5
      • November 2
      • December (No Meeting)
  • It is suggested contact be made with the Crater Planning District Commission staff at 804-861-1666 or in advance of a scheduled meeting to confirm meeting date, time, location and provision needed for participation during the citizen information portion of the meeting.  Citizen comments on any item related to transportation planning are welcomed.

Meeting Packets

Meeting packets are .zip files* containing documents distributed for committee meetings, and include meeting agendas and any other documents to be discussed at these meetings. Most documents are in MS Word, Excel, or Adobe Acrobat format. Meeting packets will be made available for approximately one year from the date of the meeting before being removed from the site.

*Zip files are a compressed file format, and you will need decompression software to unarchive them.

Meeting Minutes

Policies and Assurances


Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) - FFY's 2018-2021

Performance Measures

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Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP)

Long Range Transportation Plan

  • The 2040 long-range plan represents the vision for transportation improvements in the regional transportation system. The intent of the 2040 Plan is to meet future-oriented, multi-modal transportation needs of the region, such as autos, transit, bicycling and pedestrians. The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan updates the earlier Long Range Transportation Plan based upon newer population, employment, financial and environmental information. It has been improved to more clearly comply with current US and Commonwealth of Virginia laws and regulations.
  • Click here to download the pdf

Older Long Range Transportation Plans For Information

  • The 2035 Long Range Plan has been superseded by the 2040 Long Range Plan. The MPO is keeping the 2035 Long Range Plan on its website for reference.  The long-range plan is updated on a 4-year cycle. The plan was last adopted in June 2017 and is consistent with the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) as established under federal law in 2005.
  • Click here to download the 2031 Long Range Plan


2010 Tri-Cities Area Transit Development Plan (TDP)

The 2010 Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a multi-year planning document prepared for the purpose of identifying mass transit capital and operating improvements in the Tri-Cities Area.  The 2010 TDP includes an assessment of the operational efficiencies of current routes operated by Petersburg Area Transit and addresses the feasibility of additional routes in the Tri-Cities.  This document was adopted in January 2011 by the MPO and by the City of Petersburg in November 2011.

During calendar year 2012, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation sponsored a multimodal station study to present comparative data points for two alternates sites located in the Tri-Cities.  The purpose of the study was to offer local, regional and state officials an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each location.

Richmond/Petersburg Metropolitan Planning Areas Coordinated Human Services Mobility Plan

The 2014 Richmond/Petersburg Coordinated Human Services (CHSM) Plan includes an assessment of public and private human service agency transportation services and resources; an assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes; identifies strategies, activities and projects to address the identified gaps between current services and needs; and, identifies priorities for implementation based on resources and the feasibility for implementing transportation strategies and activities identified.

The 2008 CHSM Plan is also available for review.

2016 Congestion Management Process

  • The Congestion Management Process is an important part of transportation planning. It uses data on congestion to help staff, decision makers and the public understand how well the transportation system is working and select cost effective projects for reducing or mitigating congestion and its effects. This report is the third in a series of Congestion Management Process (CMP) studies for the Tri-Cities area. It is an update to the Congestion Management System report developed and approved in 2003. Federal requirements state that a CMP is required in metropolitan areas with population exceeding 200,000, known as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). Federal requirements also state that in all TMAs, the CMP shall be developed and implemented as an integrated part of the metropolitan transportation planning process.
  • 2016 Congestion Management Process

Intermodal Transportation Study

  • In January of 1999, the data collection phase of an Intermodal Transportation Study for the Richmond Region was completed. The purpose of this study was to examine and recommend enhancements for the movement of goods thru the Greater Richmond Region by truck, rail, air and water. Phase II of the study was completed in February 2002. This phase prepared forecasts future goods movement thru the Region by mode and identified probable impacts of this traffic on the region. Phase II also identifies issues and contains recommendations for trucking, railroad, airfreight and port. The study also contained the finding that an intermodal facility for central Virginia was not warranted at this time.
  • An Intermodal Committee for the Greater Richmond Area has been formed to monitor the need for the intermodal facility. The Tri-Cities Area and Richmond Area MPOs have representation on this committee.
  • This document is available in CD format. Contact Joe Vinsh for more information.
  • Download the Intermodal Transportation Study Cover
  • Download the Intermodal Transportation Study Executive Summary (8 MB - large download)

Tri-Cities Multimodal Station

Tri-Cities Multimodal Station Environmental Assessment (formal comment period closed May 22, 2017)

Bikeways Plan

  • In September 1979 the MPO adopted a bikeways plan for the region. In August 2003, a plan update was completed. The Transportation Technical Committee adopted the updated bikeways plan in March, 2004.
  • Download the 2003 Bikeways Plan Update

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

  • The development of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for the Richmond/Tri/Cities Region began in 1996 with a federally sponsored study that investigated the use of enhanced traffic management technologies. The study recommended the development of a regional 24-hour operations center to manage freeway traffic. The VDOT Smart Traffic Center (STC) began operations in March 2000. The travel center presently uses variable message signs and video cameras to enhance traffic flow along interstate facilities.


Data and Information

The following is available:

If you would like more information on these topics, please contact Ron Svejkovsky at (804) 861-1666 or

Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Agencies