On July 20, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) Rail and Transit Subcommittee met and provided updates on the Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP), and on the following day the full CTB approved final policy for the program. As previously reported, TRIP was created as part of the omnibus transportation bill from the 2020 session of the General Assembly, and is designed to improve regional transit service in large urban areas and reduce barriers to transit access for low income individuals. To accompany these two goals, TRIP is divided into two sub-programs, TRIP- regional connectivity and TRIP- zero fare and low income.
The Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP) is a new statewide grant program dedicated to improving transit’s regional connectivity in urban areas with a population in excess of 100,000 and reducing barriers to transit use by supporting low income and zero fare programming.
The TRIP FY 2022 Mid Grant Cycle Application will open August 2, 2021, and will close on September 17, 2021, at midnight. However, there will be an extension granted to letters of support and other procedural attachments. DRPT will host a TRIP webinar on July 29, to review application materials, discuss the timeline, and answer any questions. Application Guidelines can be accessed here.
Additional program materials and details can also be found on the DRPT TRIP webpage.
If any questions or comments arise, please contact TRIP@drpt.virginia.gov or contact the program manager:
Statewide Program Manager
c: (804) -351-6791
As a member of the Virginia Faces of Transit Coalition, VACo supports additional state and federal support for public transit and transportation improvements in general.
VACo Contact: Jeremy R. Bennett