Transportation Planning

The City of Virginia Beach Master Transportation Plan (MTP) envisions the future of a multi-modal local and regional transportation network. In accordance with the Code of Virginia §15.2-2223, is a mandatory comprehensive planning assessment of existing conditions with consideration of future trends and needs. This plan must consider designation of transportation infrastructure needs, contain maps showing road and transportation improvements, and be in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP).

Primary Transportation Goals for Virginia Beach:
    • Following the Complete Streets philosophy of designing roadways considering the needs for all users and modes in an attractive and environmentally sustainable manner.
    • Promoting walkable, transit supportive, mixed-use neighborhoods in the Strategic Growth Areas (SGAs).
    • Preserving and meeting the transportation needs of the City’s Suburban Area and Rural Area south of the Green Line by concentrating the majority of future development in the SGAs.
    • Prioritize transportation improvements to achieve the greatest benefits due to the magnitude of the transportation needs throughout the City.

​Regional & Local Bus Transit

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) is the public transit provider for the City of Virginia Beach. Many regionally connected bus routes run throughout the City to get citizens to and from popular spots, such as Town Center, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and the Municipal Center.  Paratransit demand-response service is also provided  along its fixed-route services. HRT also provides seasonal bus service via the VB Wave shuttles and special event shuttles.