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Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award

Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award

The New River Valley Regional Commission has been awarded a 2019 Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its work with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Blacksburg Partnership on passenger rail!  The award specifically recognizes the recently complete Passenger Rail Station Ownership and Maintenance Strategy. According to NADO President Scott Koons: “The Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards highlight important results of programs and projects like the New River Valley’s Passenger Rail Station Ownership and Maintenance Strategy.  Such initiatives are central to fostering quality of place, facilitating economic vitality, and improving mobility in our nation’s communities by promoting effective transportation planning and networks.” The purpose of the study was to identify a locally preferred station ownership and maintenance strategy should a new service extend beyond the City of Roanoke.  The study found that partners in the New River Valley are open to a collaborative model that could be developed under a regional authority.  A new authority would be guided by a Board of Directors that represent the financial and strategic passenger rail partners in the region. For further information, please contact Elijah Sharp (esharp@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 210. Share...
Roam the Huck

Roam the Huck

On June 14th staff from the Regional Commission led a guided bike tour on the Huckleberry Trail. The family-friendly bike tour traversed a portion of the trail and discussed history about the two towns the trail has connected since 1904.

April 2019 Transportation Update

Are you considering submitting a Transportation Alternatives application this year?  If so, here are the top five things to remember for this round:

Transportation Update

Transportation Update

The Town of Floyd examines downtown roadway and parking improvements with Regional Commission and Virginia Department of Transportation staff.  In February, Regional Commission staff presented a summary technical report to Town Council.

VTrans 2045 is underway!

VTrans 2045 is underway!

Virginia’s statewide multimodal transportation plan update aims to provide a more complete picture of transportation improvements needed in the Commonwealth.  The first step will involve developing a new vision that will be informed by a public survey, vulnerability assessment, and data trends.