The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Welcome to www.tjpdc.org, home of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. TJPDC's mission is to serve our local governments by providing regional vision, collaborative leadership and professional service to develop effective solutions. For more information about the TJPDC please click here.
Bike Route 76 Corridor Study
As part of its FY14 Rural Transportation Program, the TJPDC is conducting a Corridor Study of the Route 76 Bike Route within our region. U.S. Bicycle Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Bike Route, is a national Bike Route that spans from the Midwest to eastern Virginia. Along this path, the route passes through five of the localities in our region - Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson. The intent of this work is to increase safety, access and awareness of the bike route. The Rural Technical Committee has conducted a scoping meeting for this project to help guide the process and deliverables.
The project scope includes three main elements:
Work during the current fiscal year will focus on Item 1, an inventory of existing conditions along the 136-mile stretch of Route 76 in our region. For additional information on this project, please visit the project website at www.tjpdc.org/route76 or contact Will Cockrell at email@example.com, 434-979-7310 x 440.
Engineering Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
TJPDC is seeking statements of qualification for Engineering Services for Feasibility Analysis and Cost Estimates for Potential Project Alternatives for the Free Bridge Area Congestion Relief Project. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2014.
For additional information and a link to the RFQ, visit our Eco-Logical Project Page.
2014 General Assembly Session Wrapping Up
The 2014 General Assembly session began on Wednesday, January 8. The 60 day session is scheduled to end on March 8. During the course of the session, legislators considered close to 2,000 bills and hundreds of resolutions.
During the session, periodic legislative updates have been issued on the TJPDC website at Legislative Newsletter. Specific information about the General Assembly session, action on bills and resolutions, committee and subcommittee meetings, and information about legislators can be found at 2014 Session. If you have a question about a legislative issue, contact David Blount, TJPD Legislative Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction of Stanardsville Streetscape Substantially Complete
Standardsville StreetscapeWork on the Stanardsville Downtown Streetscape Revitalization Project is substantially complete, with just a few minor items remaining: painting stripes at parking spaces, installing new street signs, and completing markings at the island at Celt Road. Representatives from the Town, Stanardsville Area Revitalization (*STAR*), the engineering firm of Draper Aden Associates, VDOT and TJPDC were on site with general contractor, Linco, Inc., on December 11 for the inspection.
The project includes improvements along Stanardsville's Main Street from Celt Road to Rectory Lane as well as at the entrance to Monroe Drive. Construction included sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs, landscaping and lighting. The work improves both the safety and aesthetics of downtown Stanardsville. TJPDC serves as the project sponsor.
Affordable Care Act Presentations from Legislative Forum Available
Informative presentations on the Affordable Care Act that were given at the December 3rd TJPDC Legislative Forum are now available online.
Nearly 30 local elected officials, staff and state legislators met, where they learned in great detail about implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for local governments. The State Health Commissioner, an attorney, and an insurance representative made excellent presentations and engaged the group in discussion about the Act. Their presentations can be found on the TJPDC Legislative Liaison page. In addition, the approved TJPD Legislative Program was reviewed at the event; click here for the final version.
If you would like any additional information about the Legislative Forum or the Legislative Program, please contact David Blount at email@example.com or 434-979-7310 x350.
TJPDC Corporation Awarded Grant for Geriatric Training
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission's non-profit arm, TJPDC Corporation, successfully applied for funding for a series of trainings for health care providers to be offered by the Geriatric Collaborative of Central Virginia (GCCV). The first training session is scheduled for October 22, with additional trainings in medication management, transitions of care, and communication techniques to follow later this fall and in the spring. The trainings are made possible through the Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Fund in the form of a grant awarded by the Virginia Center on Aging, Virginia Commonwealth University. The TJPDC Corporation works primarily through partnering to improve lives in our region. The Corporation assists community efforts in the areas of housing, environment, community development, transportation, workforce and economic development, the arts, and universal design. GCCV's mission is to bring current best practices of geriatric care and gerontology education to health care professionals of the Central Virginia region. GCCV is a program of the TJPDC Corporation.
For more information on GCCV or the non-profit TJPDC Corporation, please contact Billie Campbell at (434) 979-7310 ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2040 Long Range Transportation Website Launched
The TJPDC would like to announce the launch of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan website, www.tjpdc.org/lrtp. The website will act as the main resource for information regarding the 2040 LRTP. The site contains information about the 2040 LRTP process, accomplishments to date, and next steps in the development of the plan. As the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO moves forward with the public input portion of the process we encourage everyone to visit the website to learn more about the 2040 LRTP.
Please contact Sarah Rhodes at email@example.com or (434) 979-7310 ext. 360 if you have any questions.
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission serves the localities in Planning District 10, which include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.
Created in 1972, the TJPDC is directed by a twelve member board, consisting of two representatives appointed by each local governing board, more than half of whom are local elected officials. The Commissioners meet monthly to discuss the activities and direction of the TJPDC.