Changes to the Route 250 Connector Bus Service, identified as the number one priority in the CSPDC's recently adopted Transit Development Plan (TDP), will take effect on Monday, November 2. Monday through Friday service on both the eastbound and westbound 250 Connector routes will begin at 7:30 AM and run every hour until 9:30 PM. On Saturday, the service will begin operating at 8:30 AM and run every hour until 7:30 PM. This will provide improved access to jobs, shopping, and appointments, and eliminate the inconvenience of long waits that resulted from the prior schedule.
Along with the schedule changes, the 250 Connector service will debut the BRITE logo and color scheme, which will be transitioned to transit services throughout the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro area.
The new Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro (www.sawmpo.org) and a redesigned Harrisonburg-Rockingham (www.hrvampo.org ) MPO websites are live! These websites were designed to highlight up-to-date information, and provide easy access to transportation plans, data and documents.
Updates on the MPOs' policy boards and technical advisory committees' activities, and most importantly, current information about transportation projects in local communities are featured. We invite you to check out the new websites on your desktop computer or mobile device to learn more about what is planned to improve the transportation system in the MPO regions.
The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission published its annual report "A Year in Review" this month. The report highlights the CSPDC programs, projects and events that occurred over the past year. View the report HERE.
GO Virginia, a campaign initiated by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC) and the Council on Virginia's Future launched in September. The new program is incentive-based and voluntary, and is intended to help generate private-sector growth and job opportunities in every part of the Commonwealth.
GO Virginia has identified innovation, investment, improvement, invention and infrastructure as five key ways that state-funded incentives can have a significant positive impact on private-sector growth. The GO Virginia coalition is comprised of business and community leaders, partners in education and government, and interested Virginians from across the Commonwealth who support regional cooperation on private-sector growth, job creation, and career readiness. Learn more and join the coalition at www.govirginia.org.
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Around the Region, the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission's monthly newsletter is available HERE.