Virginia's goal is to ensure that our transportation system is safe, enables easy movement of people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves our quality of life. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the nation. The Port of Virginia, Dulles International Airport, and the I-81 and I-95 corridors are both gateways to the world marketplace and major economic engines for the state.
- Virginia ranks 18th in the overall cost-effectiveness of its highway system.
- The Washington DC metro area, including Northern Virginia, is one of the most congested areas in the nation.
- The percent of Virginia's population living in urban areas is less than the national average.
The transportation indicators help to assess the progress we are making, understand the key elements that influence the indicators and clarify the role the Commonwealth is taking to ensure that our transportation system is safe and efficient.