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.
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.
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.
Due to the inclement weather forecasted for Thursday, the March 5 meeting of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee has been CANCELLED. The next scheduled meeting date is April 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Regional Commission office.
In accordance with Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws of the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), a Special Meeting of the Roanoke Valley TPO Policy Board has been called by Chairman Martin to be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission office (Top Floor Conference Room), 313 Luck Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA. The purpose of the meeting is to transact business on the following: (1) approval of funding allocations for Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) projects and adoption of a supporting resolution endorsing the FY 2016-2021 RSTP Six-Year Financial Plan; and (2) discussion concerning the upcoming Transportation Alternatives funding project selection process.
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.