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cspdc-mapWelcome to the CSPDC

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.

Latest News

HRMPO Launches Long Range Plan Survey on Proposed Projects

The Harrisonburg Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (HRMPO) 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) will create an effective framework to address current and future community needs.

HRMPO, which is staffed by CSPDC, is in the process of developing the 2045 Plan, and is offering virtual and in-person opportunities to get involved. Phase 2 of the Plan is focused on gathering feedback on a list of proposed transportation projects, known as the draft Universe of Projects.

Projects on the list were checked against public input as well as regional and statewide data sources to determine whether they met defined transportation needs, and align with the community’s vision, as identified through the Phase 1 Visioning Survey.

Community members are invited to share feedback on the draft Universe of Projects through September 16, 2022. You can:

  • Explore the interactive map and leave feedback on specific projects via Metroquest
  • Register for and participate in our webinar on August 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Drop by one of our open house community meetings
    • August 18 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Lucy F. Simms Community Center
    • August 31 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Turner Ashby High School

Feedback on the draft Universe of Projects will be used to identify which projects will be included in the final Plan, guiding transportation investments over the next 25 years to support the needs of the region and its future growth.

Visit for more information and to sign up to receive email updates on the LRTP.

Senator Warner Visits Region

Senator Mark Warner visited the region Friday, July 15, and made a stop at the BRITE Transit Facility in Fishersville. The Shenandoah Valley Infrastructure Discussion event highlighted the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the positive impacts of the subsequent five-year funding for transportation through the new law. Additionally, Senator Warner applauded the work and effort of BRITE for providing an essential service to the community. “I think the BRITE system that services your communities here in central Virginia, is probably if not the most successful, one of the most successful transit systems in a rural community all across the Commonwealth,” said Senator Warner. The Senator also hosted a question-and-answer session for event attendees.

TAP/DRPT Grants Approved

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the FY 2023 Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP) at the June, 2022 meeting. The FY23 SYIP includes funding for seven Transportation Alternatives (TAP) projects around the region, as well as operating and capital grant funding for the public transit and human service transportation providers in the region. TAP grants will fund the construction of sidewalk, intersection, and greenway paths in Augusta County, Bridgewater, Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, and Waynesboro. The transit funding includes an additional year of demonstration grant funding for the Afton Express, allowing for an expansion of the route to serve 12-hour shift workers at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.

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