Park and Ride Lots

Planning and Investment Resources

Park and Ride Lot best practices, policies and relevant planning materials are available for those involved with planning and managing Park and Ride lots.

Anyone can access these resources. If you are interested in documents not on this page, email  

Park and Ride Design Guidelines

The Virginia Department of Transportaton (VDOT)  assisst in the planning and pre-scoping of Park and Ride projects, both as stand-alone lots projects and lots planned as part of a larger project.

Park and Ride Investment Strategies

VDOT’s Park and Ride lot investment strategies' study displays the top ranked Park and Ride needs in each of the nine VDOT construction districts. Each Park and Ride lot priority has a summary sheet with project details such as site location, cost estimate, and projected benefit to the roadway network and for Virginia’s commuters.

Design Guidelines

Park and Ride design guidelines assist in the planning and pre-scoping of Park and Ride lots, both stand-alone projects as well as for lots planned as part of a larger project.


VTrans2040 is the long-range, statewide multimodal policy plan that provides the overarching vision and goals for transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

It identifies transportation conditions and trends anticipated and their potential influence on transportation.

Return on Investment of TDM Calculator

Mobility Lab, a program of Arlington County, Virginia’s Commuter Services BureauLDA Consulting, and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida – through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration – has created a pair of calculators for the TDM industry to quantify the return on investment in local economies from its strategies. 

Our Partner

VDOT works closely with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The mission of DRPT is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the commonwealth.

This agency plays a key role in ensuring mobility for Virginians. DRPT focuses on rail, public transportation and commuter services.  

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 E. Main St.
Suite 2102
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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Page last modified: Aug. 13, 2018