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.
The Roanoke Valley doesn’t have much severe traffic congestion – and we want to keep it that way! Take the survey here.
Modern technology has revolutionized our ability to define and objectively measure traffic congestion. Using “big data” collected from GPS-equipped vehicles and smart phone apps, we can literally see where traffic congestion occurs, how long it lasts, and how often. The traffic congestion metric that the Roanoke Valley uses is Planning Time Index.
Analysis of this data shows that the Roanoke Valley traffic congestion is not widespread, does not last a long time, and does not occur very often. Four corridors may be at risk of performing poorly:
Another corridor that may be at risk is Gus Nicks Boulevard / Washington Avenue, but travel time data is not available.
Input from locality staff, freight logistics managers, and the public guides this update.
On behalf of the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization, RVARC staff have published a State of Transportation for the Roanoke Valley report which details the current status of various facets of the regional multimodal transportation system. Download the report HERE or find it online at rvarc.org/plans-and-studies.
The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization is seeking public input on using $625 million in public funds for Interstate 81 improvements. The public funds are the result of dedicated funding which includes a 2.1% regional motor fuels tax along the I-81 corridor.
A public hearing on the proposed amendments will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the RVTPO Policy Board Meeting, 313 Luck Ave SW, Roanoke VA 24016.
Please take a minute to complete a quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWNSJQJ.