A "Bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley" Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) was conducted recently . The study looked at the current direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts of cycling within the region's four counties and five cities, and estimated the impact of bicycle tourism on the local retail, lodging, and restaurant businesses.
A first-of-its-kind Inter-Regional Transit Study is underway which will evaluate potential bus service between the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro and Charlottesville. Coordinated by the CSPDC, the Study brings together two Planning Districts, three MPOs, two major universities, four transit services, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).
The Town received recognition from the Virginia Municipal League Innovation Awards, and Town Council approved an application for VDOT funding for the first phase of the proposed Riverwalk project.
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO) was established in 2003 and is the regional transportation planning organization that provides support for multimodal transportation projects in the City of Harrisonburg, the Towns of Bridgewater, Dayton, and Mt Crawford, and the surrounding portions of Rockingham County.