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Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The draft New River Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment. To follow progress and participate through the public comment process be sure to check in at our website: http://nrvrc.org/hazardmitigation/ or call 540.639.9313.

New River Watershed Roundtable

New River Watershed Roundtable

Since 2016, the New River Valley Regional Commission has convened the New River Watershed Roundtable as a forum for the different localities in the NRV to coordinate clean-up events and promote watershed stewardship

Transportation Update

The Commission is partnering with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization to review and update a regional freight mobility plan.  In addition to examining the existing freight transportation system (rail, air, and trucking) particular emphasis is placed on developing strategies to proactively address future goods movement.  Plan outcomes will include the identification of a primary freight network and specific operational enhancements. The first step of the planning process is to document existing inbound and outbound freight movement.  Freight data is readily available from a national perspective, capturing trips between one state and another.  However, there is minimal data available that can be used to determine specific infrastructure or operational needs at a local level.  In order to develop baseline freight conditions, Commission staff plans to meet 1-on 1 with local employers and complete a regional freight survey. Individual meetings will be arranged through local and regional economic development departments.  Utilizing national freight data, the Commission will target industries that have the highest inbound and outbound freight value and tonnage.  Local businesses are encouraged to share pick-up and delivery information, and e-mail completed surveys to esharp@nrvrc.org.  To help regional partners capture baseline information, download the survey here. For more information about the regional freight mobility plan, contact Elijah Sharp (esharp@nrvrc.org) or 540-639-9313, ext. 210. Share...

Transportation Update May 2016

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.

Narrows Community Visioning Meeting

Residents and business owners in Narrows are invited to attend one of the upcoming community visioning meetings to provide input on the current downtown revitalization planning process. Participants will discuss the top issues and priority projects that affect their downtown areas, and what businesses need to be successful. Click on the flyer below for more information. Share...