Vision 2040: Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan


UPDATE:  September 11, 2017

On December 1, 2016, the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization approved Vision 2040: Roanoke Valley Transportation, which is the Constrained Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan for the RVTPO. This Plan was considered a “citizens” version.

Since that time, the RVTPO has been developing a draft with two parts:  Part 1 is a summary that is geared toward the average citizen; and Part 2 contains the full technical details and data that federal and state stakeholders require. An official public hearing on the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Vision 2040: Roanoke Valley Transportation, will take place at a meeting of the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) Policy Board on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission office (Top Floor Conference Room), 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016. The plan is available for review at the Commission office or by clicking here. For special accommodations or further information, contact Cristina Finch (Ph: 540-343-4417, Fax: 540-343-4416 or E-mail:

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) is recognized as the official transportation planning agency for 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 20-year planning horizon. 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 long-range 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.

2035 Financially Constrained Long Range Transportation Plan (CLRTP)

2035 Roanoke Valley Area MPO Financially Constrained Long Range Transportation Plan (Complete Document) – Approved June 2011

Individual Chapters
Chapter 1 —  Introduction
Chapter 2 —  Guiding Principles
Chapter 3 —  Public Participation
Chapter 4 —  Socioeconomic Data, TAZ, Chapter 5 —  Travel Demand Model
Chapter 6 —  Scenario Planning
Chapter 7 —  TDM and Public Transit
Chapter 8 —  Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Transportation
Chapter 9 —  Freight
Chapter 10 — ITS, Operations Management, Safety, and Security Planning
Chapter 11 — Financially Constrained List of Projects
Chapter 12 — Environmental Planning and Pre-Environmental Screening, Chapter 13 — Environmental Justice Screening
Chapter 14 — Economic Development Analysis
Chapter 15 — Vision List of Projects
Chapter 16 — Rural Planning Process

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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