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January 18, 2006

January 2006 MPO Policy Board Meeting

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MPO accepts Transportation Funding Options Report, receives feedback on Biscuit Run/Fox Ridge development, and gets an update on Places29 master plan.

The Policy Board of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met on January 18th to discuss the transportation needs of the region. The MPO is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials.

Charlottesville Tomorrow's coverage of this meeting includes the first 5 of 11 agenda items in their entirety, including public comment, the MPO's acceptance of the transportation funding options report, and an update on the Places 29 master plan.  Brian Wheeler

[Complete agenda]

  • Public Comments
    • Information on the Safe Routes to School project of the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation
    • Public input opportunities before the MPO
    • Connections between land use and transportation issues around the Biscuit Run property South of Charlottesville, location of Fox Ridge, a proposed development in Albemarle's southern urban growth area
    • Feedback on the 29H250 transportation plan recommendations
  • Responses to matters from the public
  • Mpo20060118b_1Acceptance of the Transportation Funding Options Report
    • Funding options report was presented by Leigh Middleditch (photo at right) and includes a brief description of the origins of his group known as the "5Cs", or the Citizens Committee for City-County Cooperation
    • The MPO voted to accept the report, not necessarily endorsing every strategy, and urged careful consideration by City Council and the Board of Supervisors
  • Discussion of the Statewide Transportation Analysis and Recommendation Taskforce (START) and their recommendations for the future of transportation in Virginia
  • An Update on Places 29 Master Planning Process

Listen to Complete Podcast
Download MPO20060118-A.mp3

Listen to Podcast focused on Transportation Funding Options
Download MPO20060118-B.mp3

Listen to Podcast covering Biscuit Run and Places29 Master Plan (Note: Heavily edited to piece together conversation on Biscuit Run)
Download MPO20060118-C.mp3


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