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MPO gets update on signal timing, VDOT cameras, record bus ridership, and AMTRAK

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Saturday, July 25, 2009 On July 22, 2009, the Policy Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Charlottesville-Albemarle met and received an update on local Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).  These systems include synchronized traffic signals, traffic cameras, and message boards. The MPO also received updates on bus ridership, the […]

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Local officials agree to keep developing plans for regional transit authority

By Brian Wheeler Charlottesville Tomorrow Tuesday, May 26, 2009 On May 14, 2009, the working group overseeing the creation of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) met to discuss its next steps for the Charlottesville and Albemarle County project to form and fund a new entity expanding public transit options in the community.  Consensus was reached […]

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MPO asks transit working group to recommend next steps on RTA

At their meeting on March 25, 2009, the MPO Policy Board learned more about a proposed phone survey to determine the public’s attitudes towards transit and decided to reconvene the Regional Transit Authority working group to recommend next steps in the pursuit of a joint transit authority for Charlottesville-Albemarle. Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * […]

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Supervisor Slutzky will not challenge Delegate Bell; Focusing on local agenda in 2009

On January 26, 2009, Albemarle County Supervisor David Slutzky (D-Rio) appeared on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now radio program and announced he had decided not to challenge Delegate Rob Bell (R-58) for his seat in the Virginia General Assembly.  Slutzky told host Coy Barefoot that he intended in 2009 to remain focused on the priorities in […]

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Supervisors vote 5-1 to support legislation allowing referendum on local tax levy to pay for transportation needs

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has endorsed legislation that would allow Charlottesville and Albemarle County voters to decide whether to impose up to a 1 cent sales tax increase to fund transit and transportation projects. That follows the Board’s endorsement last November of legislation ( HB215 8 ) to create a Regional Transit Authority, […]

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Top-10 Growth & Development Stories of 2008

In my weekly appearance today on WINA AM 1070 on the Charlottesville Right Now program, host Coy Barefoot and I will count down Charlottesville Tomorrow’s top-10 growth and development stories of 2008 . This is the third year we have counted down the top-10 growth and development stories in Charlottesville-Albemarle.  This wouldn’t be possible without […]

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Toscano starts preparing legislation for Charlottesville-Albemarle transit authority and sales tax referendum

Delegate David Toscano (D-57) has started preparing two pieces of legislation which would, if enacted by the General Assembly, enable Charlottesville and Albemarle to form a joint Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and allow each locality to hold a voter referendum on a new local sales tax of up to 1 cent.  If a full cent […]