PRTC’s Positioning Statement
For the greater Prince William area’s growing and diverse residents, organizations, and businesses,
PRTC is the organization that delivers a multimodal transportation system,
connecting the area’s network of convenient, livable activity centers to one another
and to the larger region in a way that makes the greater Prince William area the community of choice.
Please take our survey!
Before we talk about the strategic plan, we want to give you an opportunity to share your insight! PRTC is surveying area residents to determine what our transit services should look like in the future to best meet the community’s needs.
Whether or not you currently use public transportation, please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and share the link with your friends and family who live in the Prince William area! In return, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into drawings for $10 Amazon or Starbucks gift cards!
Your responses will anonymously tell us things like where you often travel to, what amenities you’d like to see, and your opinion about what our priorities should be.
The online survey is quick and easy! Print copies also are available at the PRTC Transit Center in Woodbridge.
Hurry — the survey is open only for a limited time. Now, on to the strategic plan…
Why create a Strategic Plan?
PRTC is being called upon more than ever to deliver multimodal transportation services as a key component of the transportation system for Northern Virginia and the Fredericksburg Region. Strategically, PRTC's services go well beyond serving solely a transportation purpose. PRTC is instrumental in helping localities achieve their economic and land use vision for their communities.
Our Strategic Plan connects local visions with strategies and actions that will leverage PRTC's expertise and transform PRTC into a leading service provider. As the region continues to grow, demographics change, and rapidly evolving technology impacts the ways we travel the organization seeks to chart a path that ensures that our community is well served into the future.
What does the Strategic Plan address?
In 2016, PRTC started developing a Strategic Plan to help shape the agency's transportation services for the next decade. The plan has three phases, the first two of which are now complete.
- Phase 1 – Develop strategies for establishing alternative funding mechanisms and sources.
This phase, which is complete, involved researching existing PRTC practices and industry best practices to create a comprehensive list of potential expanded and new funding sources for PRTC.
- Phase 2 – Reevaluate PRTC's vision and identify strategic recommendations for future services.
This phase, which is complete, involved extensive public and stakeholder outreach that led to a renewed vision for PRTC and the identification of the path forward to achieve that vision. The recommendations were adopted by the PRTC Board of Commissioners in October 2017.
Strategic Recommendations – Full text
- Phase 3 – Create detailed plans for future transportation services and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives.
This phase, which is currently underway, will involve a detailed examination of PRTC's current transit service and TDM programs to identify fiscally-constrained services for the upcoming years that align with the strategic recommendation from Phase 2.
Results will be shared as soon as they are available.
In addition to the documents above, the data below also played a role in our Strategic Plan process.
Summary Report – Strategic Visioning Retreat
Condition of Existing Services and Future Trends Report
Public and Stakeholder Outreach Summary
Strategic Plan Recommendations Sept. 2017