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Join us: The 2024 Transportation Forum is March 15, 2024.

Transportation Forum is on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 7:45am-10am. It will take place at Main Street Station at 1500 E. Main St

Transportation Forum is on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 7:45am-10am. It will take place at Main Street Station at 1500 E. Main St   Transportation impacts everyone, and we should all be part of the regional planning conversation.  The 2024 Transportation Forum on the morning of Friday, March 15, 2024, focuses on how the community…

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Shape the future of our region’s transportation by participating in public comment

Since the creation of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA), the organization has continued to provide vision and analysis related to the region’s far-reaching transportation needs but, importantly, serves as a means for attracting and raising the necessary funding that makes ambitious transportation projects a reality. Member localities have engaged in a competitive application process…

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PlanRVA Achieves National Designation for Solar Efforts 

PlanRVA recently received Bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for implementing best practices in solar.   As a SolSmart Bronze designee, PlanRVA adopted nationally recognized best practices to advance solar market growth. The organization worked with SolSmart’s no-cost technical assistance team to increase local knowledge of solar energy that will benefit the region.  “The Bronze…

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Regional Projects Receive National Awards 

PlanRVA was recognized at the 2023 Aliceann Wohlbruck National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Impact Awards during NADO’s Annual Training Conference earlier this month. Projects that received a 2023 award include:  Preparedness Partnership Project with the Richmond Flying Squirrels   PlanRVA Flood Aware: A Flood Risk Awareness Campaign in the Richmond Region  Pathways to the Future …

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Empowering Localities and Citizens to Go Solar 

Solar panel technician with drill installing solar panels on house roof on a sunny day. PlanRVA is pursuing regional certification in the national SolSmart program, which provides no-cost technical assistance and recognizes communities that have taken steps to make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar.  “These efforts aim to empower and prepare…

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Building Safer Connections Across the Richmond Region

Cyclist riding in neighborhood in bike lanes where the road is shared among vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other modes of transportation.

This street in Richmond, VA is an example where people who walk and bike can share the road safely with low-speed traffic. Photo: BikePedRVA 2045 site. PlanRVA provides support to localities across Central Virginia on projects that aim to create safe and accessible transportation systems for community members. From ensuring completed sidewalks that lead to…

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Preparedness Guide: Tips and Best Practices in the Event of a Hurricane

Severe weather and hurricanes can be hard to predict, and it’s important to remain prepared year-round. PlanRVA works with the Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia (EMACV) to ensure preparedness and the utilization of best practices for emergencies in the region. Below are tips for hurricane readiness in the Richmond region. Staying Informed: What is…

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Supporting Affordable Housing in the Richmond Region

PlanRVA seeks public input on a grant application to support affordable housing in the Richmond region. The application is for funding through a Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The PRO Housing grant will provide funding for communities across the country to identify…

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Central Virginia Transportation Authority: Regional Collaboration Personified

The Virginia Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail For more than a half century, government officials from throughout Central Virginia have worked collaboratively on helping address regional challenges, and chief among them have been those related to transportation. When PlanRVA (formerly the Richmond Region Planning District Commission) was established in 1969, the legislation called for local officials to work…

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PlanRVA Receives $1 Million Grant to Reduce Greenhouse Gas in the Richmond Region

We’re thrilled to announce the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded PlanRVA a $1 million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) to support efforts aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions and other air pollutants across the Richmond region. Over the next two years, PlanRVA will use grant funds to develop a greenhouse gas reduction plan across the…

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