Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation

DRPT is a state agency that reports to the Secretary of Transportation.  Our focus is the movement of people and goods throughout the Commonwealth, and our primary areas of activity are rail, public transportation, and commuter services.  DRPT works with local, regional, state, and federal governments, as well as private entities to provide support for projects and programs by:

  • Assessing feasibility and environmental impacts of new and expanding services;
  • Conducting statewide rail and public transportation studies;
  • Planning and programming new services and capital improvement projects; and
  • Providing leadership, advocacy, technical assistance and funding.