DRPT Unveils New Trip Planner Tool
Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation has released a new online map-based tool to help commuters plan their trips via bus, rail, car/vanpools or walking/biking. The new Trip Planner will equip commuters in rural areas with a tool that has more advanced capabilities than Google Maps, which typically focuses on transportation services with set routes and schedules, by providing information about micro transit opportunities. Visit the ConnectingVA.org website today to try the new Trip Planner and download our mobile app which allows you find options for your commute, earn rewards and more.
National Pedestrian Safety Month
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) spearheads this effort each year to bring awareness to pedestrian safety issues. This year’s campaign is entitled “Everyone is a Pedestrian”, which reminds us of the shared responsibility amongst pedestrians and drivers to get everyone home safely.
The CVPDC puts safety at the forefront of all of our transportation planning and programming efforts. We encourage walking as a means of transportation, and prompt commuters to enter their walking trips into the ConnectingVA app to earn rewards and enroll in our emergency ride home program.
Throughout the month of October, we will be sharing information on our social media accounts to remind drivers to be aware of pedestrians, make sure they are not distracted while driving, and other ways they can keep pedestrians safe. Likewise, we will share tips for pedestrians to “See and Be Seen” by drivers, especially as it the number of daylight hours begins to decrease.
FY24-27 CVTIP Proposed Revisions - Public Comment Sought
FY24-27 CVTIP Proposed Revisions
The Central Virginia Transportation Planning Organization (CVTPO) seeks public comment on the proposed revisions to the FY24-27 Central Virginia Transportation Improvement Program (CVTIP), a document that outlines regional transportation project funding and schedules.
Learn about proposed revisions and how to provide comment Here
Bike to Work Day 2023
May is Bike to Work Month!
To celebrate, we will be holding a Bike to Work Day gathering at the Lynchburg Community Market on Friday, May 19.
At the Community Market, we will have a table with prizes to giveaway as you gather and network with other cyclists.
In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified of cancellation of the event by email. For this reason, we ask that you register using the link below by May 18 at 12 noon.
To register, please visit https://forms.gle/1BcL5aZdrcFLWcYN6.
Lastly, we encourage you to visit ridesolutions.org/ to register for our app, and for each time you commute by bike (and log your trip) in May, you will be entered to win $100 gift card.