Vision 2040: Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Policy Board adopted the Roanoke Valley’s Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan entitled “Vision 2040: Roanoke Valley Transportation” on September 28, 2017. Click here to view the RVTPO Constrained and Vision Lists of Projects.

The Vision 2040 plan identifies major roadway, transit, multimodal and intermodal facilities, nonmotorized transportation facilities, and intermodal connectors that function as part of an integrated transportation system emphasizing those facilities that serve important national and regional transportation functions.  The plan describes the performance measures used in assessing the performance of the transportation system, discusses activities that have the greatest potential to restore and maintain the Roanoke Valley’s environment, and demonstrates how the region’s transportation system will improve by pursuing identified projects anticipated to be completed within the fiscal constraints of the plan’s 25-year timeframe.

Vision 2040: Roanoke Valley Transportation is a long-range strategy and capital improvement program developed to guide the effective investment of public funds in multimodal transportation facilities. The plan is updated every 5 years, and may be amended as a result of changes in projected Federal, State and local funding, or other significant studies/plans. The Vision 2040 plan provides the context from which the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a short-range capital improvement program for implementing highway, transit, and other transportation projects, is drawn. The long-range plan also has an active public involvement process.


The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) is recognized as the official metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Roanoke, VA urban region as required by federal law.  In order for the region to receive federal funds for use on highway, transit, non-motorized, and multimodal systems, the MPO is required to develop a long-range transportation plan with a minimum 20-year planning horizon.

The Roanoke Valley Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVAMPO) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Discrimination Complaint Form, see or call (540) 343-4417.

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