The Citizens Advisory Committee is the main body providing citizen input into the deliberations of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham MPO. 


Developed and approved by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham MPO, the Financially-Constrained Long Range Transportation Plan is a regional plan that includes all transportation projects and programs that the Harrisonburg-Rockingham MPO realistically anticipates can be implemented over the next 25 years. In order to receive federal funding, transportation projects must be included in the CLRTP and the TIP. 


Conformity is a process in which transportation plans and spending programs are reviewed to ensure that they are consistent with federal clean air requirements; transportation projects collectively must not worsen air quality. 


The 17-member Commonwealth Transportation Board, appointed by the governor, establishes the administrative policies for Virginia’s transportation system. The CTB allocates highway funding to specific projects, locates and provides funding for airports, seaports and public transportation. 


An Environmental Impact Statement is a comprehensive study required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before certain types of major transportation projects may proceed. 

Environmental Justice

The 1994 Presidential Executive Order directs Federal agencies to identify and address the needs of minority and low-income populations in all programs, policies and activities. 

Executive Order 12898

Executive Order 12898 mandates that federal agencies address equity and fairness or Environmental Justice toward low-income and minority populations.

Executive Order 13166

Executive Order 13166 mandates that federal agencies ensure that people who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to federally-conducted and/or funded programs and activities. 


Any allowable expense actually incurred in implementing a particular capital or operating or capital program. 


Within the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for coordinating and regulating the airline industry and airports.