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The NSVRC promotes optimal transportation solutions for the Northern Shenandoah Valley Region through our work in Transit Service Planning, Travel Demand Management and Transportation Planning for roadways and other transport alternatives.

Regional Transit Planning
In the area of Transit Planning the regional commission is working to expand services linking urban and rural areas, to promote the development of connectivity between public, private and non-profit transportation providers, and to provide transit services in un-served areas.

Travel Demand Management (TDM)
Building more roads in response to growth is not always a viable solution given economic, environmental, and other considerations. For this reason Travel Demand Management is encouraged by state and federal governments as a means to save energy, improve air quality and reduce peak period congestion.

Through our efforts in Travel Demand Management the NSVRC seeks to reduce travel demand, specifically single occupancy vehicle travel demand, OR to redistribute demand to less congested times and places. RideSmart administered by NSVRC, is the region's primary tool for addressing Tranvel Demand in the region. RideSmart works to promote carpools and van pools through ride-sharing promotions, matching services and other outreach efforts.

For more information on RideSmart, the Northern Shenandoah Valley's commuter assistance program, please CLICK HERE.

Transportation Planning
The NSVRC also staffs the Winchester-Frederick Metropolitan Planning Organization (Win-Fred MPO), a federally mandated entity responsible for transportation planning in the City of Winchester and defined urban portions of Frederick County. To learn more about the Win-Fred MPO and its projects, click on the blue logo below...

The recently completed 2035 Rural Long Range Transportation Plan is now available.  To view the plan please click the link below.

2035 Rural Long Range Transportation Plan for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Transportation planning for the Valley's rural areas is also an NSVRC function. For more information about Rural Regional Transportation Planning click a link below.

State Bicycle Policy Plan
Important Notice: The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently completed a draft bicycle policy plan which is now available for public review and comment. For more information and to view the statewide plan, visit the VDOT web page devoted to the topic:
Bicycling and Walking in Virginia.

For more information about any of our Transportation Programs please contact the NSVRC at (540) 636-8800 or by email to ktaylor@NSVregion.org.

For information about the state and federal agencies we work with on transportation issues, click on a link below.

           Virginia Department of Transportation

           Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation

           Federal Highway Administration

           Federal Transit Administration

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