Department of Transportation, Virginia
The purpose of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is to build, maintain and operate the state's roads, bridges and tunnels and provide funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation through the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
VDOT budget information is available on the department website. The annual budget for Fiscal Year 2011 is $3.32 billion.
|Debt service||$257.7 million|
|Road maintenance (includes city and county street payments)||$1.698 billion|
|Support to other agencies, tolls, administration and other programs||$405.1 million|
|Special financing and earmarks||$306.7 million|
|Highway systems construction||$656.8 million|
|Highway Maintenance and Operations||50 percent|
|Highway Systems Construction||20 percent|
|Debt service, Agency Support, Administration, Earmarks / Special Financing||30 percent|
The Department of Transportation received $647.76 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
VDOT sponsors a number of environmental programs, including Adopt-A-Highway, which allows volunteers to clean litter from Virginia's roadways, and the PeregrineFalcon Program, which places nesting boxes in VDOT maintained bridges for the endangered birds.
Transportation projects and studies currently underway are posted on the website, with project summaries, construction dates, public involvement opportunities, and cost estimates where applicable. Project funding is listed in the Six-Year Improvement Plan.
Major projects include:
- Corridor Studies
- Woodrow Wilson Bridge
- Virginia Megaprojects
- Smart Road
- Virginia's Capital Trail
The Department is overseen by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which establishes administrative policies for the state's transportation system. The Board is comprised of 17 members appointed by the governor.
VDOT has about 7,500 full time employees.
VDOT Executive Staff and District Administrators are listed with biographies and email addresses. Board members are also listed with contact information; Board meeting information and documents are also available.
Procurement information including current bids and requests from proposals, as well as selected consultants, are available, although active project and vendor contracts do not seem to be posted.
Public records request information is available.
- About VDOT
- Virginia Recovery
- Environmental Programs
- Projects and Studies
- Six-Year Improvement Plan
- Commonwealth Transportation Board
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- Biennial Report
- Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
- Public Involvement
- Public Involvement Policy
- Doing Business
- Freedom of Information Act