Transportation and Land Use
VDOT Coordinating Transportation Planning & Land Use Forum
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
On Wednesday, April 2nd, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a statewide Forum on coordinating transportation and land use planning.
The Forum will take place at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus, which is located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, Virginia 23831. This will be a one day event beginning at 9:00 A.M and ending at 3:30 P.M. Lunch will be provided.
This is a free event sponsored by VDOT and its purpose is to increase the coordination of transportation planning and land use planning.
The Forum’s agenda with additional details will be provided at this site as our list of speakers is solidified. The principal intended audience is locality planners as well as planning district and metropolitan planning organization staff.
In order to register for this April 2nd event, please contact Lynne Wasz at email@example.com or at (804) 786-0966 by Friday, March 7th.
If you have any questions about the Forum, do not hesitate to contact Lynne.
Links to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) transportation and land use web pages:
- Access Management regulations
- Land Use Permit regulations
- Secondary street acceptance requirements – Chapter 382
- Traffic Impact Analysis regulations – Chapter 527
- Local/state plan and program consistency – Chapter 729
- Transportation efficient land use and design
- Land Development Inspection Documentation Best Practices Manual
- LandTrack - VDOT’s review of Chapter 527 traffic impact analysis studies on proposed land development.
Legislation and Regulations
During the 2012 session, the Virginia General Assembly approved legislation directing local comprehensive plans to include elements from state plans and programming documents and for VDOT to review the transportation plan sections of locality comprehensive plans. Information on this new requirement is contained in the “Local/state plan and program consistency” link above.
Also, during the 2011 session, the Virginia General Assembly approved legislation directing the Commonwealth Transportation Board VDOT to revise the Access Management regulations, the Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements and the Traffic Impact Analysis regulations which are implemented by VDOT. The revised regulations became effective Dec. 31, 2011.
The following presentation outlines the major 2011 changes to the regulations. VDOT Land Use Regulations Presentation
If you have any questions or comments regarding the regulations, submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The planning and construction of new highways and transportation improvements affects existing land uses and plans for future development. Types and pattern of development influence and impact travel patterns and demand for transportation facilities.
In Virginia, land use is the prerogative of local governments, while transportation decisions are generally made at the state level.
Improving the coordination between transportation and land-use planning is essential for ensuring mobility throughout the commonwealth.
VDOT works with various stakeholders to develop and implement regulations to improve the coordination between transportation and land-use planning in Virginia.
The goal of the regulations and informational resource is to provide a balanced and efficient transportation system for citizens of the commonwealth.
- Robert W. Hofrichter email@example.com