July 26, 2017
The regional body that oversees transportation planning in Albemarle and Charlottesville has endorsed the establishment of slightly more formal ties between two of the area’s transit providers. The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding for a regional transit partnership. The partnership would ...
March 03, 2017
The Crozet Community Advisory Committee met at Crozet Library with Albemarle County principal transportation planner Kevin McDermott and other county officials Feb. 15 to prioritize transportation projects for the coming year and beyond. The discussion opened with Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Rio District representative Brad Sheffield discussing the implementation ...
February 14, 2017
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville’s City Council have agreed to create a partnership between the area’s bus systems, one step toward a possible regional transit authority. “This would not be anything like an authority in terms of legal status but would look a lot like ...
February 08, 2017
As Albemarle County’s urban population continues to rise, some members of the Board of Supervisors are seeking ways to improve regional transit service. “Some of our folks that are really most at-risk with low poverty, what I’m discovering is they’re not using the bus because it just ...
January 05, 2017
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has directed planning staff to find out whether the county could obtain federal and state funding to operate its own bus system. “What I’ve heard is that the county could be a recipient of funding from the [federal government] on its own,” Supervisor ...
October 07, 2016
JAUNT bus service between Crozet and Charlottesville is likely if a survey of U.Va. employees living in Crozet and other locals who commute to jobs in Charlottesville shows that a dependable ridership is at hand. A survey to answer the question is available online at crozetex press.org. JAUNT ...
July 05, 2016
Forest Lakes resident Michael Elwood has become a regular rider of JAUNT’s new commuter route since service began in early May, but he recently asked Albemarle County officials why the bus is being followed. “In the mornings, the riders are watched as they arrive at the stops, and the ...
August 01, 2014
The head of Charlottesville Area Transit is hoping a new fare box system will attract more passengers by making it easier to pay for rides. “We can only take cash, we can’t issue tickets and we can’t read any of the other fare-reading mediums that are out there ...
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