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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.



Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



 

 

 

Public Transit-Light Rail

 

—Richmond Regional Mass Transit Study (RMTS)—

 

(Go to Public Transit/Light Rail page)

 

 

In 2005, a Regional Mass Transit Study project was added to the priority projects list for the region, was fully funded and is now underway. 

 

Richmond Regional Mass Transit Study Final Executive Summary

Richmond Regional Mass Transit Study Final Technical Report

 

April 2, 2008 Public Meeting

  

Richmond Regional Mass Transit Study Public Meeting Notice

 

Meeting Materials:

PowerPoint Presentation -

RMTS Public Meeting Presentation

 

Regional Mass Transit - Technical Memo 4 (Revised March 25, 2008)

 

 

November 8, 2007 Public Meeting Summary

 

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, which staffs the Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) held a Public Meeting for the Richmond Regional Mass Transit Study (RMTS) on November 8, 2007. The meeting took place from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Children's Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia.

 

The RMTS is a comprehensive planning effort to create a plan of action for the development of a regional mass transit system over the next 10-25 years. It will address all surface public transportation modes; provide recommendations for dedicated, on-going funding programs; provide recommendations for supportive land uses appropriate to enhancing public transportation services; and incorporate the MPO's adopted Human Services Public Transportation Coordination Plan.  Currently the study is half-way complete and is analyzing modal alternatives.

 

Throughout the evening the public had an opportunity to view study exhibits and maps, which included three concepts ranging from existing transit service to significant transit service expansion. Two identical formal presentations were conducted, one at 6:00 PM and the other at 7:00 PM. Both presentations were followed by a question and answer session.

 

November 8, 2007 Meeting Materials:

PowerPoint Presentation -

Regional Mass Transit Study Public Review Meeting Presentation

   

Display Boards -

RMTS 2031 Concept 1 Existing Service

RMTS 2031 Concept 2 Moderate Service

RMTS 2031 Concept 3 Additions to Existing Service

 

 

A Regional Mass Transit Study Advisory Committee was established to assist in its delivery.

Meeting Notes

 

Background

 

The Richmond area MPO (Richmond Regional Planning District Commission) is undertaking a Regional Mass Transit Study (RMTS).  The RMTS is a comprehensive study of a regional mass transit system based on the following study objectives:

 

Plan of action for the development of a regional mass transit system over mid-range (3 to 10 years) and long-range (up to 25 years)

Address all surface public transportation modes

–        local and express bus

–        car and vanpool programs

–        ADA/specialized public transportation services

–        bus rapid transit

–        street car/trolley

–        light rail, and

–        commuter rail

Provide recommendations for dedicated, on-going funding programs

Provide recommendations for supportive land uses appropriate to enhancing public transportation services

Review and incorporate the MPO’s adopted (Phase 1) Human Services Public Transportation Coordination Plan

 

Scope

Work Tasks

 

The study is broken down in to the following work tasks:

 

Task 1: Area Development and Service Demand

 Task 2: Assessment of Influencing Factors

 Task 3: Peer Group Review

 Task 4: Analysis of Modal Alternatives

 Task 5: Develop Preferred Alternative

 Task 6: Final Recommended Plan

 Task 7: Reports

 Task 8: Meetings

–        Six SAC Meetings

–        Three MPO Board Meetings

–        Two Public Meetings

Task 9: Public Participation

 

Study Team

 

The study team consists of the following:

 

Richmond Regional Planning District Commission - Project Manager: Lee Yolton

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation: Chip Badger

HNTB Prime technical consultant: Abi Lerner

VHB Technical sub-consultant: Frank Spielberg

Travesky & Associates Community relations sub-consultant: Marie Travesky

 

Schedule

 

This study is estimated to be completed by the end of April 2008.

 

Study Area

 

 

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Regional Mass Transit Study Advisory Committee:

 

Mr. Zack Robbins

Mr. Charles W. Hartgrove (Alternate)

 

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Mr. William R. Britton

(No Alternate)

 

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Mr. R. John McCracken

Ms. Barbara Smith (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Robert Hammond

Mr. Thomas Coleman (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Joseph R. Vidunas, C.E.

Mr. Michael Flagg (Alternate)

 

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Mr. E. Todd Eure

Ms. Rosemary D. Deemer, AICP (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Geroge M. Homewood, AICP

Mr. Rodney A. Hathaway (Alternate)

 

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Mr. David T. Williams

Mr. D. Wayne Holland (Alternate)

 

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Ms. Viktoria W. Badger

Mr. Ralph Rhudy (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Lawrence C. Hagin

Mr. Scott H. Clark (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Jameson T. Auten

Ms. Cherika Ruffin (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Daniel E. Rudge

Mr. Corey W. Hill (Alternate)

 

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Mr. Mark Riblett

Ms. Liz McAdory (Alternate)

 

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CTAC Representatives:


Mr. Roy Bryant

(No Alternate)

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Mr. Michael Testerman

(No Alternate)

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Mr. Lloyd Vye

Champe M. Burnley (Alternate)

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Mr. John Zeugner

Ms. Adele MacLean (Alternate)

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EDAC Representatives:


Mr. Paul Grossman

Ms. Stephanie Daivd (Alternate)

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Mr. Harris Spindle

Ms. Thelma Bland Watson (Alternate)

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Ms. Kelly Hickok

Ms. Sandra K. Wagener (Alternate)

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Ms. Cora Dickerson

Ms. Meade H. Boswell (Alternate)

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Meeting Notes:

 

February 22, 2008

January 17, 2008

October 15, 2007

July 20, 2007

June 11, 2007

February 23, 2007

April 17, 2007

 

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Elderly/Disabled | Intermodal | Public Transit/Light Rail | Long-Range Transportation Plan

Socioeconomic Data | Transportation Database/GIS

Transportation Improvement Program | Unified Work Program

 


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