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January 04, 2018
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors took the first steps Wednesday toward selecting projects the county will submit for funding to the Virginia Department of Transportation later this year. “Smart Scale is a grant program that provides state and federal funds for design, engineering, right-of-way and construction of transportation projects ...
July 06, 2017
Both the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have plans underway to utilize Safe Routes to School this fall, a national program that helps localities get their children walking and biking to school more. Charlottesville’s plans to encourage and enable safe walking and biking center around programs and events ...
June 21, 2017
Several new transportation projects in Albemarle County can move forward now that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has adopted its latest multiyear plan. At a meeting in Richmond this week, the CTB adopted an $18.6 billion, six-year program for road, bridge, rail and transit projects. That includes two roundabouts in ...
June 18, 2017
Residents in the Rio Road area of Albemarle County are concerned about traffic, and more development is expected to come online in the near future. Along East Rio Road, more than 700 new housing units have been approved or are in the process of seeking approval. There are commercial developments ...
May 12, 2017
A team of urban and environmental planning master’s degree students is proposing numerous ways to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between Charlottesville and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The group of University of Virginia graduate students presented their planning study — entitled “Charlottesville to Monticello & Beyond” — to community stakeholders at CitySpace ...
April 09, 2017
This story is part of our #CvilleCurious project. You ask the questions, you vote on the questions you're most curious about, and we answer. To ask your question, visit the CvilleCurious page. This question came from an anonymous reader. As the urban population of Albemarle County continues to increase ...
February 08, 2017
As Albemarle County’s urban population continues to rise, some members of the Board of Supervisors are seeking ways to improve regional transit service. “Some of our folks that are really most at-risk with low poverty, what I’m discovering is they’re not using the bus because it just ...
January 17, 2017
Five road projects in Albemarle County and one in Charlottesville have received qualifying scores in the first phase of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Smart Scale prioritization process. “This is the very beginning of a five-month discussion about these projects,” Nick Donohue, Virginia’s assistant secretary of transportation said ...
July 22, 2016
For Albemarle County’s staff, 2016 has been a year of significant transitions as the county seeks to fill various high-profile jobs held by long-time employees, including the director of planning. “Land use is a critical issue in Albemarle County and we put a high standard on it, so we ...