The New River Valley Passenger Rail Study was chosen to receive a 2016 Excellence in Regional Transportation Planning Award. Each year the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural and small metropolitan areas that help meet regional needs through various program areas.
The Regional Commission recently partnered with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization to complete a Regional Transit Study. The focus of the work is on bus stops.
The NRVRC has finished a transit study for the NRV Metropolitan Planning Organization examining overlapping transit stops within the region.
RIDE Solutions had the opportunity to serve New River Community College students at new student orientation this past month. NRVRC staff discussed bus schedules and carpooling with students looking for ways to get to school when a car is not available…
In January, the Secretary of Transportation’s office presented HB2 scoring results to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. A total of 287 applications were scored statewide, requesting more than $7.0 billion. There were 37 applications submitted in the Salem District.
2015 was a busy year for transportation planning. The Commission was engaged in several efforts at the local, regional, and statewide levels.