Commuter Needs Study
The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC), in coordination with VDOT and DRPT, is developing a Commuter Needs Study. The Study will span the entire CVPDC area, and will identify current commuting patterns, the transportation needs of both commuters and businesses, and will be used to guide future decision-making as we allocate transportation funding through the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In addition, the results of the Study will influence the programming and operations of our current Commuter Assistance Program (CAP).
DRPT Unveils New Trip Planner Tool
Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation has released a new online map-based tool to help commuters plan their trips via bus, rail, car/vanpools or walking/biking. The new Trip Planner will equip commuters in rural areas with a tool that has more advanced capabilities than Google Maps, which typically focuses on transportation services with set routes and schedules, by providing information about micro transit opportunities. Visit the ConnectingVA.org website today to try the new Trip Planner and download our mobile app which allows you find options for your commute, earn rewards and more.
National Pedestrian Safety Month
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) spearheads this effort each year to bring awareness to pedestrian safety issues. This year’s campaign is entitled “Everyone is a Pedestrian”, which reminds us of the shared responsibility amongst pedestrians and drivers to get everyone home safely.
CVPDC Awards Funding to Support Affordable Housing Development
The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) is pleased to announce the award of $476,800 in funding from its Virginia Housing PDC Development Grant to three developers creating affordable housing within our region. This award, along previous awards of $1,699,931, will create a total of sixty-one (61) affordable residential units across the region.
The CVPDC is pleased to be able to utilize the $2 million PDC Housing Development award from Virginia Housing, a leader in guiding housing programming, policy, and development across the Commonwealth, to partner with the local developers to advance affordable homes for working individuals and families in our region. Learn more.
New Central Virginia Planning Commission Officer Elections Drive Continued Positive Change
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2023
Contact: Alec Brebner
Executive Director, CVPDC
Lynchburg, VA –Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) have elected new officers to serve for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, effective July 01, 2023.
CVPDC Issues New Housing Development Grant Round
The CVPDC seeks Request for Applications from for-profit and non-profit developers for projects that will increase the inventory of affordable housing units in the region.
First Hilltop Community Revitalization Project House Completed
The first house of the Hilltop Community Revitalization project has been completed. On March 29th, Cathalia Wright was welcomed into her newly renovated home by a representative of the CVPCD, Jefrado Granger, and a member of the Town of Bedford staff.
CVPDC Awards $773,131 to Support Affordable Housing
The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) is pleased to announce the award of $773,131 in funding from its Virginia Housing PDC Development Grant to four developers creating affordable housing within our region. This award, along with an earlier $450,000 award to Rush Homes, will create 47 new affordable residential units across the region.
$500,000 EPA Brownfields Grant Awarded
The CVPDC has received a $500,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 3.