The Regional Transit Governance Study will present the final report and recommendations during the Regional Transit Partnership meeting on 1/25 at 4pm. The public can watch the meeting on Zoom.
Guests can join in person or by using the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81088437906?pwd=N2tOK3lVTnJEZkFIdCtWYXA2VzRwdz09
Meeting ID: 810 8843 7906 Passcode: 148365 Phone: 301-715-8592
The Regional Transit Governance Study is based on recommendations from the Regional Transit Vision Plan. Led by the TJPDC and supported by the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and DRPT, the Transit Vision Plan established a unified vision for transit service in Region 10, which is made up of the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and the City of Charlottesville.
The governance study is a follow-up study that seeks to identify governance options for regional transit and increase transportation investments in the region. The study’s focus identifies options for a governance body that can steward additional transit revenues generated; the scope does not include strategies or approaches for consolidating current transit operations.
The two main goals of this study are to:
- Identify strategies for dedicated transit funding to augment current jurisdictional costs for transit.
- Identify a governing structure that can manage and account for the use of the additional transit funds, better capture and allocate the full costs of service, and ensure transparency.
The additional funds will support the implementation of the services in the Transit Vision Plan and increase transit services across the region.
A steering committee was formed to guide the study and provide feedback. It was comprised of representatives from Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties, the City of Charlottesville, TJPDC, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), and the University of Virginia (UVA). Additionally, stakeholder engagement was also conducted with the transit providers, Regional Transit Partnership, the TJPDC Commission, boards of supervisors of member counties, Charlottesville City Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).