Resolution Endorsing the UnJAM 2035 Plan

 

WHEREAS, the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that each urbanized area over 50,000 population update its long range plan every five years; and

 

WHEREAS, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) last adopted its long range plan, UnJAM 2025 in May 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, the urban and rural area transportation plans are again combined in UnJAM 2035 to stress the effects transportation networks have on the entire region and to develop effective regional solutions; and

 

WHEREAS, the major goal of the UnJAM 2035 Plan is to create and advance a balanced, regional multi-modal transportation network; and

 

WHEREAS, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) and the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO have led the efforts to complete UnJAM 2035 with an extensive public outreach campaign conducted to solicit input from the community; and

 

WHEREAS, the UnJAM 2035 addresses future planned transportation projects in the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized portion of Albemarle County over the next 20 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the MPO Policy Board seeks to approve the urban portion of the plan in May 2009; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors endorses the UnJAM 2035 Plan and supports MPO adoption. 

 

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