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The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Welcome to, home of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. TJPDC's mission is to serve our local governments by providing regional vision, collaborative leadership and professional service to develop effective solutions. For more information about the TJPDC please click here.


Recycling Infographic Fact Sheet Available

Fact Sheet

The TJPDC has produced an infographic fact sheet title "What We Recycle". This sheet presents statistics from the Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit's Recycling Rate Report for 2013. The 2013 recycling rate of 39.9% was approved by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2014. The Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit includes Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County and the City of Charlottesville. Click here for the fact sheet.

For more information contact Wood Hudson at 434-979-7310 x320 or

Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Hosting Public Hearing

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a combined public hearing regarding potential amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan and the Charlottesville-Albemarle FY12 to FY15 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 4:00 pm, at Lane Auditorium, 2nd floor of the Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville Virginia, 22902.

These potential amendments focus on including and revising projects developed during the Route 29 Solutions Process into the 2040 LRTP and the FY12 to FY15 TIP.  For more information regarding these potential amendments please go to

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the public hearings.  Comments may also be submitted via telephone, fax, email or letter to the MPO: POB 1505, Charlottesville, VA 22902; phone (434) 979-7310; fax (434) 979-1597; email:

DEQ Approves a Regional Recycling Rate of 39.9%

On June 5th, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality completed their review of the Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit’s Recycling Rate Report for 2013 and has approved the regional recycling rate of 39.9%. The Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit includes Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County and the City of Charlottesville.

The 2013 rate is a 5.5% increase over the 2012 rate of 37.8%. The increased rate of recycling can be attributed to improved recycling rate reporting by the solid waste industry and an increase in single stream recycling (21% increase). Decreases in recycling rates were reporting in metal (-36%) Used Oil and antifreeze (-66%) which can be attributed to reporting and servicing dates by recyclers. For more information please visit or contact Wood Hudson at 434-979-7310 x320 or

The TJPDC is Seeking Public Feedback on U.S. Bike Route 76

Route 76

Route 76 LogoU.S. Bike Route 76 is an on-road National Bike Route that spans the eastern half of the U.S., from Missouri to eastern Virginia. The route is associated with the Trans American Bicycle Trail that stretches from Oregon to Virginia, accounting for approximately 4,242 highway miles. Along this path, the route passes through our region, which includes the City of Charlottesville, along with Louisa, Fluvanna, Albemarle and Nelson counties.

Local riders know the existing conditions of roadways better than cyclists traveling through our region. Your input will be instrumental in making the riding experience safer and more satisfying for fellow cyclists who are attracted to this U.S. Bike Route. Help us identify the location of existing safety concerns for cyclists, opportunities for additional bike routes branching off from Route 76 and even rerouting possibilities.

Click here to provide feedback.

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission serves the localities in Planning District 10, which include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

Created in 1972, the TJPDC is directed by a twelve member board, consisting of two representatives appointed by each local governing board, more than half of whom are local elected officials. The Commissioners meet monthly to discuss the activities and direction of the TJPDC.

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