TJPDC Transportation Planner, Lucinda Shannon, recently participated as part of a panel on “Developing Micro-Transit Service: Models in Charlottesville and Richmond” at the Virginia Transit Association’s Annual Conference.
Lucinda presented the results of the Albemarle County Transit Expansion Study, which was funded by the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Albemarle County. The year-long study looked at viable transit options for three areas of growth and development in the county: Pantops, Monticello, and the Route 29 North corridor. The study recommended a short-term goal of applying for a DRPT Demonstration Grant to introduce micro-transit service in the 29 North and Pantops areas, while there is also a long-term goal of expanding micro-transit to the Monticello area.
Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) has requested an 18-month demonstration grant through DRPT, with Albemarle County providing local match of approximately $390,000. The grant is currently in the review process with the state.
For more information, please visit the project website at https://tjpdc.org/actransitexpansion