The Department of Transit is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining a multi-modal transportation system that supports all modes of transportation, including biking, walking, intermodal, rail, air, and public transportation.
The Department is comprised of 4 divisions that function collectively to make your travels safe and efficient, your streetscapes more attractive and your daily life full of multi-modal options.
Planning & Policy
Responsible for developing and maintaining the city's Multi-modal Transportation Master Plan, public transportation service evaluation, environmental evaluations, GIS mapping, data management, safety education, and public engagement.
Responsible for the design and construction management for the city and Virginia Department of Transportation projects. The division includes the Traffic Operations Center and Traffic Management Center that operates and maintains the traffic signal and traffic management systems, maintains all street signs and pavement markings, and assist with special events.
Right of Way Management
Coordinates, permits, and inspects construction and other activity within the roadways and serves as the liaison to developers, contractors, and private utility companies. The division generates General Fund revenue annually through permit and franchise utility fees which are, in turn, used for city right of way upkeep, in addition to coordinating the installation of street lighting.
Financial and Business Administration
Responsible for collection, disbursements, and maintenance of funds as well as fiscal and budgetary monitoring and support.
The Department of Transit aims to achieve complete, safe, and healthy streets that support mobility beyond boundaries through innovative and strategic multi-modal transportation planning, project development, programming of local, state, and federal funds that lead to implementation of multi-modal transportation projects.