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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.  The report documents the existing right-of-way, and conditions of a local roadway and parking lot.  In addition, Regional Commission staff partnered with local subject experts to develop conceptual improvement visualizations and cost estimates that the Town can use to pursue implementation funds.  The image above, developed by Regional Commission staff, illustrates a new bump-out intersection, aimed at improving sight distance. This report was developed through the Commission’s Rural Transportation Work Program.  Do you have project ideas for your community?  If so, Fiscal Year 2020 program development is underway now.  For further information, please contact Elijah Sharp (esharp@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 210.  .    Share...
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.  Unlike the 2040 version of the plan, VTrans 2045 will also identify mid-term needs within a 10-year planning horizon and longer-term needs.  Adoption of mid-term needs is anticipated by December 2019 and will inform SMART Scale round four. A guiding theme for this plan update is to increase awareness among public and local agencies.  In addition, the plan will convey trade-offs, relative return on investment, and opportunity cost associated with policy options.  The complete plan, including long-term needs and strategic actions is anticipated to be complete in early 2021.  VTrans 2045 is led by the Virginia Secretary of Transportation’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment. For more information contact Elijah Sharp (esharp@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 210. Share...
RIDE Solutions Update

RIDE Solutions Update

RIDE Solutions staff once again had the opportunity to support several community events this fall. During Blacksburg’s Sustainability Week, RIDE Solutions worked with local partners to host the bike valet at the end of the Sustainability Week Bike Parade, making it possible for participants to enjoy the farmers’ market after safely docking their bikes.

December Transportation Update

Virginia is taking steps to address pedestrian safety statewide!  In 2016, pedestrian fatalities rose to nearly 16% of all highway fatalities.   The majority of incidents occur mid-block on busy roadways that have two or three lanes.  Perhaps not as surprising, nearly 90% of crashes occur where a crosswalk isn’t marked.

August 2018 Transportation Update

Did you miss the VDOT Salem District Locally Administered Program Day in Blacksburg?  For the last three years VDOT has offered a full-day program to learn about programs, procedures, and phases of locally administered projects.  This year the event was held for the first time in the New River Valley and a record 120+ participants attended.