During its 2018 session, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that designates the Thursday before Memorial Day each year as Celebrate Transportation Day in Virginia.

This year, we honor the heroes of our industry.

Man changing a tire on the roadside. A group of TSA workers enjoy cupcakes. An Virginia Space woman employee prepares the rocket launch pad.
Scores of Virginia Space employees pose by a rocket. Woman in Commonwealth of Virginia hat and PPE. A bus driver takes the wheel.
An aircraft mechanic inspects an engine 2 workers look inside the control of the rocket launcher. A Safety Service Patroller completes paperwork.
A bus at a bus stop with a bike and bike rack. Women workers at the DMV. Several employees pose in front of the Department of Aviation Office.
Workers prepare for rocket launch. Port of Virginia workers oversee freight. An airplane pilot prepares for takeoff
DMV Worker assists a woman customer. An airplane and an aviation woman employee. A freight worker in front of cargo.
A VDOT worker in front of a work truck. A group of freight workers pose for a picture. 2 transit security officers pose in front of their truck.


Meet some of our heroes! These Virginia transportation employees work to create and maintain a multimodal transportation network connecting people to jobs, supplies and health care across the Commonwealth. Their work has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring essential goods and workers get to the places they need to be. Hover the cursor over an image to learn more about that hero’s mission.

International flight arrive at Virginia airport.


Employee profiles and activities featured have been provided by the following Commonwealth of Virginia agencies within the Transportation Secretariat:

VDOT logoVDOT Logo in Color
Department of AviationDOAV
Port of VirginiaPort of Virginia
Virginia SpaceVirginia Space in color
Southern serves the South