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    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. 

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    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.

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Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment: FY2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

May 08, 2015

TIP 15-18 Cover PageNotice is hereby given that the public is extended an opportunity to request, review, read, and comment on amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2015-2018 for the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization. Amendments for consideration to the TIP are the rehabilitation of four SmartWay commuter buses for a total of $450,000 and construction of the Daleville Greenway for $476,000. The public comment period will be in effect for no fewer than 30 days from the publication of this notice. An official “Public Hearing” will be held after the public comment period has elapsed. Said “Public Hearing” will be duly advertised according to applicable laws. The TIP development process satisfies the requirements for public participation in the development and adoption of the Transit Program of Projects. If you would like to view, request or seek further information on the TIP amendments, please contact Cristina Finch, Ph: 540-343-4417, Fax: 540-343-4416 or E-mail: cfinch@rvarc.org. Hearing impaired persons can call 711 for access.

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Regional Commission Completes Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center Economic Impact Analysis

Apr 22, 2015

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission released a report on the Economic Impact Analysis: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

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The Roanoke Valley’s first Regional Pedestrian Vision Plan is approved!

Feb 12, 2015

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization’s Policy Board approved the first Regional Pedestrian Vision Plan for the Roanoke Valley on January 22, 2015.  The Plan reflects citizen input and local government collaboration to strategize how to improve walking as a transportation means for everyday trips.  Through the development of a regional pedestrian network, in conjunction with supportive land development, attractive walking environments can exist so that people can walk to accomplish their daily needs with greater ease.

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