Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Governor releases multimodal strategic plan at Roanoke Conference

ROANOKE – Governor Bob McDonnell released the Multimodal Strategic Plan for the Commonwealth of Virginia today at the Governor’s Transportation Conference in Roanoke. This plan will guide policy making for the Commonwealth’s transportation agencies to achieve a unified vision and goals for multimodal planning in Virginia.  

Speaking about the plan, Governor McDonnell noted, “A major part of my reform initiative is to get the most out of Virginia’s government and its programs with the least amount of tax dollars.  This means better planning and better coordination.  This plan is a major step in that direction.”

The Commonwealth’s transportation agencies (Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Aviation, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Port of Virginia, Motor Vehicle Dealer Board and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles) have worked collaboratively to develop performance measures for the transportation agencies. 

The Strategic Plan is the near term implementation guide for the Commonwealth’s longer term transportation vision, VTrans2035.  The Strategic Plan sets forth goals and measures using the resources available today.  Among the goals of the plan are: supporting economic opportunity, improving planning and implementation processes, and a renewed emphasis on customer satisfaction.  Reducing incident response times, maximizing the return on investment, and improving travel time reliability are among the measures that will be used to determine the Plan’s success.  These goals and measures will direct the policies and practices of the transportation system, allowing Virginia to comprehensively assess and address the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth.  

“Virginia’s multimodal transportation challenges require multimodal transportation solutions.  We will strive to make better transportation decisions by looking at every alternative and by focusing available resources,” said Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton.  “This is a major step forward in implementing true performance based budgeting in the transportation program,” he added. 

*To view the Multimodal Strategic Plan, visit

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