Regional transit authority moves forward, University takes a backseat

At their July 19, 2006 meeting, the Policy Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved a resolution of intent committing the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County to the establishment of a regional transit authority .  The approved resolution will now go before the City Council and Board of Supervisors for endorsement.

At is June 2006 meeting, the MPO agreed on the goal to create a single regional transit authority to better coordinate public transit efforts in the community, particularly as the County’s needs expand.  It was determined in June that a more concrete outline of the authority’s structure should be developed before approaching the University of Virginia which operates its own transit service.

Highlights of the important points in the discussion are outlined below.  The MPO will discuss this further at its September 2006 meeting.

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Brian Wheeler