Spring Public Hearings are being hosted throughout the state to gather comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding through a new prioritization process, known as House Bill 2 (HB2). The Staunton District meeting will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 4:00PM at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education.
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 2015 Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit was held on November 13, 2015. Once again the event was a tremendous success. The Summit is sponsored by the HRMPO and the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), in partnership with the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Information from this year's event has been posted on the SVBC website (http://svbcoalition.org/bike-walk-summit/).
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.