Charlottesville Tomorrow has the report and podcast of the MPO’s creation of a Regional Transit Authority. Hold that enthusiasm, though. By “regional,” they mean “Charlottesville” and “Albemarle” and not “UVA.”
Julia Monteith, Senior Land Use Planner, representing the University of Virginia … indicates the University is taking a wait and see approach since past attempts to have a regional authority have not moved forward
You can’t blame them.
To be a true regional system, it would have to include the other members of the MSA. Look at where the workers come from – 6,000 from Fluvanna. 5,000 from Greene. 2,000 from Louisa. 2,500 from Nelson. 2,100 from the Waynesboro area.
To continue to enjoy relatively high rates of real estate appreciation, our region has to remain a destination with a high quality of life.
But hey, it’s a start. You’ve gotta start somewhere.