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Regional Surface Transportation Program Allocations

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) will be holding a public hearing to receive public input on the FY19-24 Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP). The public hearing will be held at the RVTPO Policy Board’s 1:00 p.m. meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission office (Top Floor Conference Room), 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016.

Through this program, the RVTPO allocates approximately $5M annually to transportation projects of regional significance. These investments support many transportation goals including economic prosperity, accessibility, and safety for people and freight.

Since 2013, the RVTPO has allocated a total of $38.3M to improve regional transportation in many ways that include building new greenway paths and bridges ($18M), maintaining regional transit service via bus replacements ($14M), as well as building sidewalks, streetscapes, and a park & ride lot ($5M).

At its March 22, 2018 meeting, the TPO will consider nine new candidate projects for funding. A total of $18.2M in uncommitted funding is available for allocation over the FY19-24 six-year timeframe. Citizens are invited to share their input on where the RVTPO should invest the available funds to improve the Roanoke Valley’s transportation system. The current candidate projects are listed below.















Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review and comments satisfy the Transit Program of Projects requirements. The RVTPO strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in public involvement opportunities. For special accommodations or further information, contact Bryan Hill (Ph: 540-343-4417 or E-mail: Hearing impaired persons can call 711 for access. The RVTPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civic Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Discrimination Complaint Form, see or call 540-343-4417.

Regional Commission Upcoming Annual Dinner

Please join the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission for its 48th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at The Ballast Point Brewing Company (Banquet Room), 555 International Parkway, Daleville, VA (Botetourt Center at Greenfield) 

Reception and Cash Bar at 6:15pm, followed by Dinner at 7:00

Menu: Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary,
Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables and Tarragon Sauce, Caesar Salad
*Vegetarian Dinner Option: Grilled Vegetable Linguini

Guest Speaker: Dwayne Yancey, Editorial Page Editor, The Roanoke Times

RSVP by October 18, 2017 to or 540-343-4417

The cost is $40.00 per person (excludes Commission board members – see NOTE below). To register and pay online, we ask that you register using this link. NOTE: There is no charge for Commission members to attend the Annual Dinner.  For number count purposes, Commission members attending are asked to RSVP by Oct. 18 directly to or 540-343-4417. Thank you.