Resolution

To Seek Enabling Legislation

To Establish a Regional Transit Authority

In The Charlottesville-Albemarle Area

 

WHEREAS, transportation planning and systems are regional in scope; and

 

WHEREAS,  transportation planning includes both transit planning and transit operations; and

 

WHEREAS, limited transit facilities currently serve the overall Charlottesville-Albemarle area; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle intend to continue to serve existing ridership; and

 

WHEREAS, the City and County are interested in extended transit service to developing areas and providing faster, more frequent service to the existing system; and

 

WHEREAS, a Regional Transit Authority would coordinate regional transit planning and operations; and

 

WHEREAS, a Regional Transit Authority does not currently exist in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area; and

 

WHEREAS, enabling legislation is necessary to create a Regional Transit Authority.

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the County of Albemarle requests that enabling authority for a Regional Transit Authority to serve the Charlottesville-Albemarle area be adopted. 

 

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