About

The Tide - Norfolk's Light Rail

2.2-229 of the Code of Virginia established the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment of the Secretary of Transportation.

The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) is located within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and was created in 2002 to support and advise the Secretary in his/her role as chairperson of the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

The goals of OIPI are to promote transparency and accountability of the programming of transportation funds; to ensure that the Commonwealth has a multimodal transportation system that promotes economic development and all transportation modes, intermodal connectivity, environmental quality, accessibility for people and freight, and transportation safety; to encourage the use of innovation and best practices to improve the efficiency of the Commonwealth's surface transportation network and to enhance the efficacy of strategies to improve such efficiency; and to promote the coordination between transportation investments and land use planning.

OIPI is located at 1221 E. Broad Street – Old Highway Building, Richmond, Virginia.