Search: Will Cockrell
October 30, 2017
Area transportation officials have held the first-ever meeting of a non-binding governmental body that seeks to improve public transit in the community through comparing notes and relationship building. “This is the first official meeting of the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership,” said Will Cockrell, a planner with the Thomas Jefferson ...
September 22, 2017
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council have agreed to enter into a formal partnership to help improve bus service in the region. “This is a partnership that is advisory,” said Chip Boyles, the executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. “It’s a committee ...
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 ...
May 24, 2017
The regional body that makes transportation-related decisions in Albemarle and Charlottesville learned about several new projects Wednesday, but it also sought to ensure that the now-defunct Western Bypass stays dead. Before being briefed on a new regional bike plan, possible bus service to Harrisonburg and the potential for more land ...
April 09, 2017
This story is part of our #CvilleCurious project. You ask the questions, you vote on the questions you're most curious about, and we answer. To ask your question, visit the CvilleCurious page. This question came from an anonymous reader. As the urban population of Albemarle County continues to increase ...
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 ...
January 22, 2016
A $146 million project to rebuild the interchange of U.S. 29 and Interstate 64 at Exit 118 has been ranked close to the bottom of a list of Virginia’s transportation priorities. The interchange has multiple safety hazards, including an incomplete “cloverleaf” design that requires northbound traffic on U ...
October 08, 2015
On Thursday, two federally-mandated groups that make transportation decisions for Charlottesville and Staunton met for the first time. The leaders of the Central Shenandoah and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District commissions discussed ways to increase cooperation to help people who commute across Afton Mountain. “A lot of people travel over ...
March 26, 2015
The group that makes decisions about transportation projects in Albemarle and Charlottesville considered two new projects Wednesday that would address traffic congestion at the bridge over the Rivanna River on the city-county border. One project would add more lanes to Free Bridge, and the other would improve the roadway’s ...
January 29, 2015
The regional panel that sets transportation policy in Albemarle County and Charlottesville has reaffirmed its support for several projects in the U.S. 29 corridor, including one project that has been singled out for a budget amendment in Richmond. “The Rio Road grade-separated intersection has been reviewed and planned many ...
December 18, 2014
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization began wrestling with an important question Wednesday: How to use nearly $100 million of unallocated transportation funding expected through the year 2040? For many years, the MPO has complained it was on the short end of state transportation investments. With the demise of the Western ...
September 25, 2014
The way Virginia decides what transportation projects will receive funding is changing, and state officials are seeking input from local leaders on how new policies will be drafted. “I see this as the next step in the evolution of Virginia’s transportation program,” said Nick Donahue, Virginia’s deputy secretary ...
September 15, 2013
Will Cockrell, Planner, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission Where were you born (and raised, if different)? I was born and raised in Hanover County, Virginia. We grew up in the southwestern part of the County, near Short Pump. I never thought I would say this, but 'back when I was ...
Tom Tom Founders Festival