Afton Express Receives Bus

The first bus that will be used in the Afton Express transit service connecting Staunton, Fishersville and Waynesboro to Charlottesville has arrived to the BRITE Transit Facility. Two additional buses will be delivered and branded with the distinctive Afton Express logo prior to initiation of service on September 1, 2021. […]

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Ag. Center Feasibility Study Update

The completed Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study was presented to 56 stakeholders and local government representatives on May 18. A recording of the presentation, an Executive Summary, and the final report can be viewed on the project website. Since the study began in July, 2020 the CSPDC in partnership with a ten-member […]

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Mobile Vaccine Clinics

Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) will be offering mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the community in an effort to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines. If your organization is interested in a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, fill out a request form. Mobile clinics can be walk-up with no registration needed and can be flexible in […]

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Broadband Workshop – June 15

The CSPDC is hosting a Broadband Workshop on June 15 to discuss broadband project development and state funding resources, including the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) program. The workshop will feature presentations by Kyle Rosner, Deputy Broadband Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and Tamarah Holmes, Director of Virginia’s […]

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On-Call Consultant Program

In May, the CSPDC plans to release a Request for Proposal to procure consultants for the On Call Consultant program. Participating consultants are contracted with annual renewals for up to five years and have the option to reapply during the reprocuring process. Created in 2012, the program provides the CSPDC […]

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Bridgewater Riverwalk

The Town of Bridgewater in Rockingham County recently completed construction on Phase I of its Riverwalk trail system. The Riverwalk is envisioned to connect all of the Town’s parks along the North River. Phase I built a trail between Seven Bridges and Edgebriar Parks, going under the Main Street (VA […]

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Broadband in the Region

The CSPDC is providing grant administration support for two infrastructure building broadband projects to benefit the underserved areas of Rockbridge County, including the towns of Goshen and Glasgow Both projects, a Virginia Telecommunication Initiate (VATI) program grant and an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Grant, will total over $3M in […]

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Rural Attraction Roundtable

The CSPDC is hosting a second Rural Attraction Roundtable meeting on May 20 to discuss regional teleworking trends and assess the opportunity and best strategies on how to attract remote workers. The Rural Attraction Roundtable will feature a presentation on the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s National Remote Work Survey, an […]

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Ag. Enterprise Center Feasibility Study Final Presentation

The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study is in final review and is scheduled to complete in May. Since the study began in July, the CSPDC in partnership with a ten-member study team and consultants New Venture Advisors (NVA), have conducted and completed primary and secondary research that serve as the […]

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May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month – an annual celebration to increase awareness and participation in bicycling, and showcase its many health and environmental benefits. This year, the League of American Bicyclists will be encouraging the pubic to bike ‘anywhere’ and document their ride with use of #BikeThere. Additional days to […]

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