COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Transportation Strategy Worksession

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Board direction regarding strategy for local transportation needs

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Davis, Foley, Graham, Cilimberg, Bowman

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:      N/A

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

November 9, 2005

 

ACTION:     X                      INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                           INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

On September 7, 2005, staff held a Transportation Strategy Worksession with the Board to receive direction on how additional funding in the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) should be focused to address local transportation projects. Staff brought this issue forward due to the Board’s recent commitment to funding transportation in the CIP, the reality of current unmet local needs in the adopted Six Year Secondary Road Plan and the increasing prospect of needed critical links to provide interconnectivity and optimally implement the County’s Master Plans. Additional background information from this worksession is available in Attachment A, Executive Summary for the Transportation Strategy Worksession, September 7, 2005.

 

Since the time of the September worksession, the Board again prioritized their desire to address transportation issues in the County, adding goals and objectives to the to-be-adopted FY2007-FY2011 Strategic Plan. The exact language of these goals and priorities is presently being refined and is planned to be before the Board in December of 2005.

 

As a result of the September 7, 2005 worksession, the Board confirmed their willingness to utilize transportation funding in the CIP for funding local projects.  As a next step in proceeding with the use of these funds, the Board directed staff to engage in discussions with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on ways to accelerate Six-Year Secondary Road Plan priority projects and to identifya separate list of local priorities not approved for funding by VDOT, but that are important to implementing master plans. 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

3.4 Develop and Implement policies, including financial, that address the County’s growing transportation needs.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of Wednesday’s work session is to 1) inform the Board of preliminary discussions with VDOT on ways to accelerate Six-Year Secondary Road Plan priority projects; 2) review the list of other local projects not approved for funding by VDOT, but important to implementing master plans; and 3) discuss ways to move forward in addressing these priority local road projects.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Executive Summary for the Transportation Strategy Worksession, September 7, 2005

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