• Our Mission

    To be a regional leader in driving collaboration and strategy within our communities on issues that are critical to the economic growth, quality of life and sustainability of this region.

  • Planning

    The Regional Commission helps local governments address regionally significant issues with planning designed to enhance our region’s infrastructure, promote our region’s economic growth, and improve and sustain our region’s quality of life. 

  • Transportation

    The Regional Commission provides long-range transportation planning for the Roanoke Valley and rural localities within our region. Regionally coordinated approaches to planning and developing our region’s transportation infrastructure is central to the mobility of our citizens and supporting businesses that rely on logistics and supply chain management.

Serving its member governments for over 45 years

Public Comment Period Open on Draft Vision 2040 Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan

Aug 29, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the public is extended anCitizenVersion-CLRMTP2040_Page_01 opportunity to request, review, read and comment on the proposed “Vision 2040 Roanoke Valley Transportation”, which will serve as the regional long-range transportation plan for the RVTPO.  The public comment period will be in effect until September 20, 2016.  An official public hearing will be held after the public comment period has elapsed.  Please contact Mark McCaskill or Bryan Hill at 540-343-4417 or mmccaskill@rvarc.org or bhill@rvarc.org for more information.

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) is recognized as the official transportation planning agency for Roanoke, VA urban region as required by federal law. In order for the region to to receive federal funds for use on highway, transit, non-motorized, and multi modal systems, the MPO is required to develop a long range transportation plan with a 20-year planning horizon. The Long Range Transportation Plan is a long-range strategy and capital improvement program developed to guide the effective investment of public funds in multi modal transportation facilities. The plan is updated every 5 years, and may be amended as a result of changes in projected Federal, State and local funding, or other significant studies/plans. The Long Range Plan provides the context from which the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a short-range capital improvement program for implementing highway, transit, and bikeway projects, is drawn. The long range plan also has an active public involvement process.

Follow this link to the Draft Vision 2040 Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan.

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2016 Livability Awards- Submission Deadline Coming Soon 9/15/16

Aug 19, 2016


Livability-awards_dateHelp us honor the people and projects of the region that contribute to raising the quality of life for our residents now and in the future.

Entries are due by 9/15/16 and may come from any individual or organization within the Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley area including the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin and Roanoke as well as the cities of Covington, Roanoke and Salem.

Winners will be recognized at the 2016 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Annual Dinner.   For more information contact: LisaGarst@livableroanoke.org or call 540.343.4417

Download the 2016 Livability Awards Form

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Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority Completes Network

Aug 15, 2016

Roanoke Valley Broadband AuthorityIn July, Roanoke County approved funding to build a 25-mile, $3.4 million expansion of the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority’s (RVBA) fiber network. Once finished, the total network will cover 72 miles throughout the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the Counties of Botetourt and Roanoke. The Roanoke County expansion will run near 650 commercial properties.

Roanoke County leaders have said that the network’s current course misses several key commercial clusters in the county. The county’s design of the additional 25 miles of fiber hits areas such as Virginia 419 between Tanglewood Mall and Salem and the town of Vinton.

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