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, Celebrate Transportation Day is May 26 and highlights how transportation agencies work together to move goods and connect people to the things they love about Virginia - creating a dynamic multimodal transportation system that is the foundation of our economy.
Seven agencies oversee Virginia’s multimodal transportation network, connecting people to jobs, supplies and healthcare across the Commonwealth.
Test your transportation knowledge by answering the questions below. Point to a box for answers.
How many miles of roadway does VDOT operate and maintain?
VDOT maintains over 57,000 miles, including 1,118 Interstate, 8,111 primary road, 48,305 secondary road and 333 frontage road miles.
DMV collects over $3.34 billion in revenue for Virginia's transportation programs. How many drivers are licensed in Virginia?
5.9 million drivers are licensed in Virginia.
This agency educates the car dealership community, conducts inspections and handles consumer complaints. How many dealerships are there in Virginia?
There are more than 3,400
dealerships in Virginia.
In 2021, The Port Authority processed 77,651 cargo containers. How many roundtrips does that remove from the roads?
In 2021, barge traffic removed 155,302 total truck round trips from I-64 – saving fueling costs, preserving the roadways and reducing congestion.
Air travel is a $23 billion industry. How many Virgnians travel the globe daily?
72,000 people - more than the population of Charlottesville, Va.
Virginia Space delivers goods to the International Space Station & contributes over $1.37 billion to the economy annually. How fast can they deliver goods via rocket?
Virginia Space delivers goods at 17,640 miles per hour.
What percentage of freight and passenger rail service does DRPT contribute to Virginia's total economy?
Freight and passenger rail service drives 6.0% of Virginia's total economy and saves driver’s more than 110 million miles traveled per year.
210 million vehicle miles are traveled daily on Virginia roads. What percentage of goods travel by road?
All goods travel at least some portion by road.