The HRMPO will hold an open house/public information session on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 5:00PM-7:00PM at the Rockingham County Administration Center Fire and Rescue Training Room. Please join us to learn more about the Plan; there will be a brief presentation at 6:00PM.
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).
Following its passage in the Senate and Congress, President Obama signed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law on Friday, December 4, 2015. The FAST Act funds projects for the next five years - the first long-term transportation spending program in ten years. It marks an end, for now, to the short-term extensions and funding patches that have hindered transportation planning and project delivery for the past six years.
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.