Beginning January 1, 2021, it is now illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device (e.g., a smart phone) while driving a moving motor vehicle. The "hands-free" law allows police to pull a driver over for having a phone in their hand.

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) Policy Board approved Draft 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) at their December 2, 2020 meeting. The LRTP identifies potential projects for funding over a 25-year period.

The City of Staunton announced on November 23, 2020 via a press release that the City has engaged Messer Contracting, LLC to undertake a 20-month, $1.9M streetscape project that will renovate and invigorate a three-block section of North Central Avenue between West Frederick and Pump streets.  Th

The Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) received the Commonwealth Connectors Award at the annual American Planning Association (APA) Virginia conference in October 2020.

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) is releasing a mobile-ready interactive website showcasing proposed walking, bicycling, roadway, and transit projects.

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Localities and regional applicants in the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) region submitted 14 unique tranportation project grant applications requesting $78 million to the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT's) Smart Scale Funding Program on Augus

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), supported by the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), is studying Interstate 64 and I-664 from the West Virginia state line to

RideShare, a regional service providing free carpool matching, vanpool coordination, and the "Guaranteed Ride Home" program that provides free rides home in an emergency, released an updated website to assist with navigating transportation options in the region.