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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 ...