About the Rural Transportation Program (RTP)

The TJPDC’s Rural Transportation Program (RTP) is a cooperative forum for transportation planning in the region, providing assistance and expertise to the region’s rural communities. The program started in 1993, through funding from VDOT’s Transportation Mobility Planning Division (TMPD). While the TJPDC program needs the unique needs of its members, the State funds similar programs – twenty in all – for regions across the Commonwealth. With these funds, the TJPDC:

  • Provides local planning assistance to its rural member governments;
  • Maintains the region’s Rural Long Range Transportation Program;
  • Coordinates efforts between counties, JAUNT and RideShare; and,
  • Assists its localities with other various transportation needs.
Program Boundary Map


The Rural Transportation Program consists of one committee and a policy board.

Typical projects include:

  • Transportation needs assessments,
  • Assistance with funding applications,
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans,
  • Corridor Studies,
  • Grant management, and
  • Transportation Element of local Comprehensive Plans.