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The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials. The MPO considers long-range regional projects and combines public input, technical data, and agency collaboration to develop forward-thinking solutions. Organized for the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized area of Albemarle County immediately surrounding the City, it is responsible for carrying out continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning and programming process. The MPO coordinates the transportation planning activities of the various transportation-related agencies that have both a direct and indirect impact on the Long Range Plan and Transportation Improvement Program.




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Public Hearing: DRAFT 2040 LRTP

Wednesday, March 26th at 4:00 p.m.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a first public hearing regarding review of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan document. This public hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 26th at 4:00 pm, at Water Street Center, 407 E Water Street, Charlottesville Virginia, 22902.

This hearing is the first of two hearings to review the DRAFT 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, which is currently under development by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization. For more information please visit the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan website at tjpdc.org/LRTP.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the public hearings. Comments may also be submitted via telephone, fax, email or letter to the MPO: POB 1505, Charlottesville, VA 22902; phone (434) 979-7310; fax (434) 979-1597; email: info@tjpdc.org.

The Draft Document is available here. Contact Sarah Rhodes at srhodes@tjpdc.org with questions.



FFY13 Annual Listing of Obligations

On March 6th 2014, the MPO Policy Board approved the FFY13 Annual Listing of Funding Obligations. The Annual Listing is a required document that outlines what transportation projects within the MPO received federal funding obligations in the previous Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). This document is intended to increase the transparency of government spending on transportation projects within the MPO. Document is available here.



Welcome to the New Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee

The MPO Policy Board amended its bylaws on September 25th 2013. These amendments alter language about the MPO's Citizen Advisory Committee, formerly known as Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Transportation Committee or CHART. In June the CHART Committee began a process of redefining its role in the MPO. The committee drafted new bylaws that were approved by the MPO Policy Board in July. Because the Citizen Committee serves as an advisory committee for the MPO Policy Board these new bylaws could not take effect after the MPO Policy Boards Bylaws were amended and approved. Please click here to review the final MPO Policy Board Bylaws. Please click here to review the new bylaws for the MPO's citizen advisory committee, which has been renamed the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee or CTAC. If you have any questions please contact MPO Program Manager, Sarah Rhodes at srhodes@tjpdc.org.



FY14 Unified Planning and Work Program

On May 22nd the MPO Policy Board approved the FY14 UPWP. This document can be reviewed here. For any questions or comments please contact Sarah Rhodes at srhodes@tjpdc.org.



MPO Boundary Change Proposal Approved

The Secretary of Transportation has approved the proposed additions to the MPO boundary. The MPO Policy Board approved these proposed changes in January 2013. These additions were proposed in order to update the MPO planning area for a more regional focus based on updated information from the 2010 census data. With the approval from the Secretary of Transportation, the proposed boundary is now official. Click here to see a map of the new MPO boundary. If you have comments or questions please contact Sarah Rhodes at srhodes@tjpdc.org.



LRTP: Transportation Deficiency Mapping

As part of its Long Range Transportation Planning process the MPO has developed a series of maps based on regional deficiencies for various modes. The maps can be viewed here. These maps were presented to the MPO Policy Board at its January 23rd 2013 meeting. If you have any comments or questions regarding these maps please contact Sarah Rhodes, at srhodes@tjpdc.org or (434) 979-7310 ext. 360.



FFY12 Annual Listing of Obligations

On January 23rd 2013, the MPO Policy Board approved the FFY12 Annual Listing of Funding Obligations. The Annual Listing is a required document that outlines what transportation projects within the MPO received federal funding obligations in the previous Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). This document is intended to increase the transparency of government spending on transportation projects within the MPO.



Public Participation Plan Approved

On January 23rd 2012, the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Policy Board voted unanimously to approve a revised version of the 2009 Public Participation Plan. The Final 2013 Public Participation Plan is available here. If you have any comments or questions regarding the plan please contact Sarah Rhodes, at srhodes@tjpdc.org or (434) 979-7310 ext. 360.



Final Title VI/Environmental Justice Plan

On September 26th the MPO Policy Board approved the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO's Title VI/Environmental Justice Plan. This plan outlines how the MPO will reach out to specialized populations throughout our planning process. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sarah Rhodes by phone at (434) 979-7310 ext. 360 or by email at srhodes@tjpdc.org.





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