Announcements

Regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Seek Public Transportation Input

Commuter/Inter-Regional Public Transportation Survey Available Online Through May 1, 2016

STAUNTON (March 31, 2016) — The Harrisonburg-Rockingham, Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro, and Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are seeking input concerning the feasibility of implementing commuter/inter-regional bus service in the I-81/I-64 corridor between Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville.

A study has recently been initiated to examine the feasibility of providing public transportation service through the corridor. Major study tasks include a survey of commuters and park and ride lot users; stakeholder outreach; land use and population analysis, with a particular emphasis on employment and commuting patterns; demand estimation; and the development of service, organizational, and funding alternatives.

A survey has been developed to gather the opinions of area residents who travel through the corridor on a regular basis. The survey is accessible by logging onto: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/I81_I64

The survey is being conducted between March 30 and May 1st. Survey results will help inform the study team regarding the service options and the potential feasibility of public transportation service in the corridor.

For more information, contact Nancy Gourley (Nancy@cspdc.org) or Kevin McDermott (Kevin@cspdc.org) of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) - (540) 885-5174.