About the Program

The Rural Transportation Program started in 1993, through funding from VDOT’s Transportation Mobility Planning Division (TMPD). While the TJPDC serves the unique needs of its members, the State funds similar programs – twenty in all – for regions across the Commonwealth.

Funding is Used to:


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

Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC)

Provides technical recommendations to the policy Board. RTAC includes individuals with technical knowledge in transportation and land use matters.

Thomas Jefferson Planning District commission

Serves as the policy board, with the authority to approve annual work programs; set policies and scopes for the program; and, act as liaisons with the local elected boards.


Supporting materials and additional sources of information.