With growing population throughout the Thomas Jefferson Planning District, and decreasing funding, it becomes increasingly important to make smarter choices about our transportation options. The ideal options provide a balanced transportation system integrating all travel modes and complementing environmental, economic, and community development goals. The TJPDC’s transportation programs strive to achieve these goals.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials. The MPO considers long-range regional projects and combines public input, technical data, and agency collaboration to develop forward-thinking solutions.

Visit the MPO website

The Rural Transportation Planning Program functions as a cooperative forum for transportation planning among the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), transportation service providers, and the counties of Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Albemarle.

Visit the Rural Transportation page 

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, offering free carpool and SchoolPool matching, vanpool coordination, and the Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency.

Visit RideShare’s website