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Transit authority work group seeks feedback on legislative strategy

The City-County work group developing a legislative strategy for the formation of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is scheduled to meet again this Friday.  At their last meeting on September 19, 2008, the group met with representatives of a diverse 2005 community transportation committee known as the Transportation Funding Options Working Group (TFOG).  The committee’s […]

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City Manager O’Connell highlights issues facing a Regional Transit Authority

At the very end of City Council’s meeting on September 15, 2008, City Manager Gary O’Connell told Councilors that he had prepared a fact sheet laying out “some things to consider” as they pursue a Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Minutes later, the Council had just reaffirmed their commitment to the pursuit of enabling legislation to […]

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RTA working group establishes compromise for TJPDC funding

Melissa Barlow listens as Supervisor Rooker explains the County’s funding crisis At their latest meeting on September 5, 2008, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) working group primarily discussed how to address a funding request from the Thomas Jefferson District Planning Commission (TJPDC).  In June, the TJPDC asked for an additional $25,000 from each jurisdiction in […]

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Officials discuss governance issues and legislative matters for new transit authority

On August 20, 2008, the work group of local officials tasked with making recommendations on the formation of a regional transit authority held their first meeting where they discussed legislative strategy, governance, and funding issues.  They also picked a working name for the new entity, the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Transit Authority (CARTA) .  CARTA, it […]

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Council, Board appoint working group to continue planning local transit authority

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council have renewed their commitment to the creation of a regional authority to expand transit services in the two communities. Any questions left unanswered after their joint meeting on August 5, 2008 will be decided by a working group consisting of two Supervisors, two Councilors […]

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MPO Policy Board prepares for new transit authority; Looks for revenue from Western Bypass land

At its meeting on July 17, 2008, the MPO Policy Board discussed the steps being taken to create a Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the future of the right of way purchased by VDOT for the Route 29 Western Bypass, and held two public hearings related to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Podcast produced by Charlottesville […]