Welcome to the Central Shenandoah
Planning District Commission

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) represents and serves the local governments of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham counties and the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro as well as the 11 towns within the Central Shenandoah region.

The CSPDC works with its member jurisdictions, communities and agencies to provide high quality planning, technical assistance and facilitation of services that address local, regional and state needs in an innovative, timely and cooperative manner. Covering everything from land use planning, transportation, water and waste water utilities, natural resource management, affordable housing, economic and community development, disaster mitigation and preparedness, agritourism to human services, the CSPDC is an invaluable asset to the quality of life in the Shenandoah Valley. For more information about the CSPDC, click here.


Connector Expands and Debuts BRITE Logo

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.

Regional MPOs Launch New/Redesigned Websites

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.

A Year in Review Annual Report Published

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.

Governor Launches GO Virginia

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.

Fields of Gold Insider

Enjoy the Insider Newsletter! Stay in the know regarding what is happening on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. Please click HERE for the newsletter.

Around the Region CSPDC Newsletter, October 2015

Around the Region, the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission's monthly newsletter is available HERE.

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112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, VA 24401
phone: 540-885-5174
fax: 540-885-2687

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